The Independent National Electoral Commission has shifted Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State to Wednesday, September, 28
INEC says the decision is based on security reports it received from the police and the Department of State Service, DSS.
The law enforcement agents had advised the commission to postpone the poll, sighting plans by some group it described as insurgents and exremist to attack Edo State.
Meanwhile, the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has described the postponement of the election as illegal, saying it’s a coup against the people.
The party, in a statement by its spokesman, Dayo Adeyeye, said there were no tangible reasons to tamper with the election.
The PDP called on the president and the national assembly to conduct a non -partisan, holistic review and investigation of the national security apparatus to save the nation’s fledging democracy..