The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Wednesday said it was yet to receive a formal report from the security agencies advising it to consider postponing the governorship election in Edo State.
The Nigeria Police and State Security Services had at a joint-press briefing Wednesday, advised INEC to postpone the polls, scheduled for this Saturday, in view of credible intelligence of a terrorists/extremists’ plan to carry out attacks, especially in Edo.
The INEC’s Director of Voter Education and Publicity, Mr. Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, who reacted to the alert, said the commission plans to go ahead with the election because it is yet to receive any formal report from security agencies.
Osaze- Uzzi said, “We haven’t received any formal report to that effect. So we are proceeding as if election was going to take place. It is when we receive a formal report that we will consider whether to continue with the election or not. But for now we have not received any formal report. So we are going ahead. But we believe they will inform us formally and we can then take a decision on the matter”.