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Breaking: INEC Backtracks, Shifts Edo Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission has agreed to shift the Edo State governorship election by two weeks.

The decision to postpone the election was reached at a security meeting held in Benin, the Edo State capital this evening.

A national commissioner at the commission said the Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmoud Yakubu, and other national officials of the commission are planning to address a press conference shortly.

Meanwhile, IINEC had on Thursday said it will go ahead with the Edo State governorship elections against the advise of Nigerian security agencies.

The Nigeria Police and Department of State Services (DSS) had advised INEC to postpone the governorship election scheduled for Saturday, September 10, 2016 in Edo state.

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