Sequel to call for postponement of Ondo State gubernatorial slated for Saturday by People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and some other registered parties, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said the election will hold as scheduled.
The PDP had called on INEC to postpone the election, pending the determination of the suit involving its candidate and before the Supreme Court.
Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Mr Rotimi Oyekanmi said the commission had already gone far with preparations and there was no occurrence that warranted it to shift the election from November 26.
“INEC has no plan and does not intend to postpone the election,” he said.
“Preparations for the Ondo Governorship election started since March and 12 out of 14 activities planned for the poll have already been carried out.
“Besides, the grounds for postponing any election are enshrined in the Electoral Law and certainly, such call for postponement is not one of the grounds.
“The 13th activity which is the Stakeholders’ Forum will hold on Tuesday in Akure, Ondo State. The Commission therefore will not postpone the election.”