The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has rejected calls for postponement of Ondo governorship election scheduled for this weekend, November 26.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had called for shifting of the election to further date, to allow time for the Supreme Court to determine the rightful candidate, between Eyitayo Jegede and Jimoh Ibrahim, of the party in the election.
The Resident Electoral Commissioner for Ondo State, Olusegun Agbele, said on Sunday that the call for postponement was unnecessary.
“There are 28 political parties contesting the election, we cannot postpone it because of just one party,” he said.
“This is a pre- election issue, it can go on even up to the Supreme Court, so we cannot wait for that. The election must go on.”
Agbaje noted that it was not reasonable to shift the election now because all the insensitive materials have been received in Akure.
He also said that the sensitive materials were also ready and now with the Central Bank of Nigeria.
“With this level of preparation, we cannot be talking about postponement,” he noted.
“Let them go and put their house in order, and settle their problems, we cannot allow that to hold us back,” he noted.