The Edo State governorship election is to go ahead, sources in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said, despite security concerns raised by the Police and the Department of State Services (DSS).
Confidential sources told Vanguard on Thursday morning that the commission took the decision after consultation with the security agencies and meetings among senior officials of INEC.
A statement to that effect according to source is being prepared, and will soon be issued. Controversy stoked preparations for the Edo elections on Wednesday when the Police and DSS issued a joint statement advising INEC to postpone the election on the claim that they had intelligence reports of a planned attack by insurgents or terrorists in some states between September 12 and 13.
The claim was immediately rebuffed by the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) which said that the planned attack while not specific to Edo State, was timed after the September 10, election.