Abuja - The Independent Electoral Commission is set to announce its position on the increasing calls for the postponement of the Edo State governorship election, Punch reports.
The Department of State Services and the Nigerian Police Force on Wednesday called for the postponement of the elections after threats were made by insurgents and extremists to disrupt the election process.
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After expressing dismay at the call, INEC said it would meet with all relevant parties including the DSS and NPF to decide whether to hold the elections scheduled for the weekend.
"The commission will return and take a decision and this will be communicated. We have consulted with you just as we need to consult with the security agencies to find out more and then, take a decision thereafter.
"Whatever the case, the commission will take a decision swiftly and communicate it to the Nigerian public," said INEC chairman Mahmoud Yakubu.
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- News24 Nigeria