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Elections in Edo state to Hold on Saturday as Scheduled

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Officials from the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) has announced that the Edo State gubernatorial election will hold, as originally scheduled, this Saturday. This news follows INEC sources originally disclosing that plans were underway to demobilize staff and resources to the polls in Edo State.

There was an uproar yesterday when the DSS and the NPF raised some concerns regarding security but that was quickly rebuffed by INEC.

According to sources the commission took the decision go ahead with  the Edo election after consultations with the security agencies and meetings among senior officials of INEC.

A source disclosed that the Nigerian police may have stopped providing police personnel to support INEC operations, particularly in the distribution of sensitive election materials.

 

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