The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday dismissed reports that it had adjusted the timetable and schedule of activities for the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo states slated for September 19 and October 10, 2020.
INEC National Commissioner and chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye and the Chief Press Secretary to the commission’s chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, made the clarification in Abuja.
Okoye said in a statement, “The commission wishes to inform the general public that no decision has been taken to postpone the Edo and Ondo governorship elections or adjust the timetable and schedule of activities for the said elections scheduled for September 19 and October 10 2020, respectively.
“It will be recalled that the commission on February 6, 2020, released the timetable and schedule of activities for the two elections. Since then, the timetable has not been adjusted.
“If and when the need arises to adjust the timetable for the elections, same will be conveyed to the public in the usual manner.”
Oyekanmi said, “Let me state here that the decision to change the dates already announced for the two elections is a very serious matter. Only the commission can take that decision and it has to be officially communicated via a press statement,” he stated.