September 08, 2016

UPDATE | INEC Postpones Edo Election

Following "security report", the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has postpone the Edo State governorship election by two weeks.

The election had earlier been scheduled for Saturday September 10, 2016. Inside sources confirmed that the election may now hold in two weeks.

OluFamous.Com gathered that the election will now hold on Wednesday 28th September, 2016. But why the choice of Wednesday (working day) and not a Saturday as usual?

According to Leadership investigations, the police pulled out it’s personnel while the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) refused to deployed Corps members for the Saturday exercise.

The source said that it appears impossible for INEC to deploy staff and material.
He said, “There is no security to escort them simply because they are unavailable. The security agencies are going to formally communicate their security advise to us in a short while. 
“We shall meet to take a decision. At the moment it is no longer feasible to deploy and conduct the elections. NYSC has advised us that many parents have called to withdraw their children from election duty. Since they form the bulk of election duty personnel, their withdrawal is a major challenge.”