The governorship election billed to hold in Edo State may be shifted again as the new date fixed by the Independent National Electoral Commission also confirmed to have coincided with the ongoing November/December West African Senior School Certificate Examination.
The poll, initially fixed for September 10, clashed with the day no less than 1, 742 candidates sat for Mathematics 1 and 2 in the state.
The electoral body, INEC had last week rescheduled the poll for October 28, a day, which has now clashed with the time table of WASSCE of Alternative to Physics, Food and Nutrition as well as Building and Construction.
According to Punch Newspaper, the Lagos Head of Public Affairs of the West African Examination Council, Mr. Demianus Ojijeogu, who spoke to our correspondent, confirmed the clash.
Ojijeogu, however, said that the council would still hold examinations on the new date.
Ojijeogu, who explained that a few number of candidates would sit for the examinations, noted that the electoral body did not consult with the council before fixing the new date.
He added, “We were not consulted before the new date was fixed. I do not know why. But candidates will sit for the examination in Edo State because their population is small. Only candidates who missed the first examination would sit for the Alternative to Physics. Both Food and Nutrition and Building and Construction are not general courses. So, only a few candidates will sit for the papers. It is a workday but the government will declare it work-free.”