Benin City - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the Edo state governorship election by two weeks, reports Punch.
The election would now be held on September 28
The decision was reached hours after the electoral body announced that it would go ahead with the election.
The newspaper said INEC held a meeting with security officials in Benin, the state capital, on Thursday evening.
Citing security reasons, the Department of State Services (DSS) and the police had advised the commission to shift the poll, but the commission said it was “97 percent ready” for the election, and there was no going back.
- News 24