An explanation has come from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), that the delay in the receipt of collated results of the governorship election from local government areas in Edo State has hindered the collation at the state level.
INEC National Commissioner May Agbamuche-Mbu announced this today in Benin.
Agbamuche-Mbu, INEC commissioner in charge of Edo, Bayelsa and Rivers State, is the commissioner overseeing the Edo election.
Addressing journalists and party agents at the state collation centre, INEC headquarters, Benin, she disclosed that results were still being expected from the 18 councils of the state.
She added: “This is to inform you all that we are still waiting for results from the local government areas.
“I am sorry we have to wait before we start collation. Only one local government has arrived in the centre.
“We are going to wait until at least, when results from seven local government areas arrive in the centre before we start.
“We do not want anybody to cast aspersions on us. So we are going to wait,”