The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it would begin the collation of results for the Edo election on Thursday.
The Edo state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mr Sam Olumekun disclosed this in Benin on Wednesday after a closed-door meeting with a National Commissioner and two Resident Electoral Commissioners at 11.20 p.m.
Olumekun did not give reasons for the delay, but the News Agency of Nigeria says the decision is due to the late arrival of results from the 18 local government areas of the state.
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