Wrong speculations struck the Edo State governorship elections earlier, but the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), came with a confirmation that the election dated for Saturday, September 10, 2016 will hold as originally scheduled.
The speculation worsened for the fear that security agencies for the poll were unprepared and unequipped to handle unforeseen dangers, therefore advised INEC to postpone the polls for security reasons.
Professor Mahmood Yakubu, INEC Chairman, today, said that the polls will hold as scheduled, giving the confirmation during a press briefing at the headquarters of the commission.
“The governorship election will go ahead on Saturday, Sept. 10 as scheduled,” INEC National Commissioner in-charge of Voter Education and Publicity, Solomon Soyebi also said during a press conference held at INEC’s office in Benin, the Edo State capital.
“We have…weighed all the consequences of a postponement in the election and have resolved to go ahead with the conduct of the election on Saturday as scheduled,’’ he added.
Soyebi also said that INEC as the body statutorily set up to conduct elections in the country, would not take orders from any institution with regard to the performance of its constitutional duties.