By Joelbriggs001 • 12th Feb 2019 • 189 views • 41 comments

The Independent National Electoral Commission has dismissed an allegation that it is planning to postpone elections in some Local Government Areas of Edo State on Saturday .

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Edo , Mr Emmanuel Alex -Hart , told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday in Benin that the commission had no plans to postpone elections in any council area .

NAN reports that the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party had in a statement alleged that INEC and the All Progressives Congress were planning to postpone elections in some selected council areas. 

Alex -Hart gave an assurance that elections would be held simultaneously across the 18 local government areas of the state on the dates scheduled by INEC .

He noted that if there was any need for postponement, such directive would emanate from the commission’s national headquarters .

The PDP Publicity Secretary in Edo , Mr Chris Nehikhare , in a statement made available to NAN on Tuesday , accused INEC and the APC of plans to sabotage the general elections in some council areas in the state .

Nehikhare alleged that INEC in collaboration with the APC had concluded plans for “stand- alone ” elections in selected constituencies .

( NAN )

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