The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the Edo State governorship elections earlier stated for Saturday, September 10.
INEC says the election will now hold on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.
The agency made the U-turn on Thursday evening, few hours after it had said that it would go ahead with the election 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 for security reasons.
The two security agencies said the advise was based on credible intelligence at its disposal, which suggests that insurgents are planning to attack vulnerable communities and soft targets, with high population during the forthcoming Sallah celebrations between 12th and 13th September.
BREAKING: INEC makes u-turn, postpones Edo governorship election
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