The decision by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the Edo governorship election earlier scheduled for Saturday to September 28, is drawing more reactions from politicians, public commentators as well as civil rights activists.
Some of them expressed their views on social media:
Ekiti Governor, Ayodele Fayose
“Apart from the security agencies that they instructed not to provide security for the election, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) was under instruction since yesterday (Wednesday) not to release electoral materials to INEC.”
“It was just a game by the APC-led federal government to frustrate the people of Edo State from kick-starting the journey of changing the APC one-chance change in Nigeria, but they should realise that the power of the people will always be greater than the power of those in power.
“How can you postpone an election less than 48 hours to the scheduled date? What manner of security concern could prevent an election in just one state when elections were held in northeast states that are confronted by Boko Haram insurgents?
Sunday Dare, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s aide:
Edo election postponement was inevitable. After D sound and fury we will agree that Sept 10 was not feasible. Was Inec really ready?
Lere Olayinka, Governor Fayose’s aide:
After postponing the Edo State election, the next plot is to use EFCC to arrest Ize-Iyamu and keep him in detention till next month. Edo people should be vigilant!
Mr Aye Dee @MrAyeDee, public commentator
PB couldn’t go 2 Bayelsa because of perceived threats, yet was in Edo where the threats are so huge an election had to be postponed.