The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reversed its decision on the proposal to suspend the Edo State governorship election for threats of violence.
The INEC National Information Commissioner and Chairman of Voter Education, Festus Okoye, confirmed this during a TV program on Wednesday.
The Commission further said the plan to suspend the Edo election would lead to the country’s constitutional crisis. questions
But he assured Nigerians that the election would take place, adding that the electoral body would fulfill its core objective.
“INEC is progressively moving ahead with the September 19 Edo State governorship election. There are fourteen items for the election and nine of them have been implemented and none sensitive materials have been deployed. We are proceeding with the election as planned.”
“The political parties on their own are complying with the commission’s warning on violence and we have also observed a change from the threats of violence. So, we are moving ahead with the election.”