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WAEC, GCE Candidates Seek Shift Of Edo Election Date

Channels Television  
Updated September 6, 2016

Students-writing-examinationSome candidates of the West African Examination Council (WAEC), writing the General Certificate Examination (GCE), in Edo State are demanding for a shift in the date of the governorship election.

The election is scheduled to hold on September 10, but the students are asking the electoral body to postpone it.

Some of them staged a protest at the Government House in Benin City, the capital of Edo State, with placards emblazoned with their demands.

The students said holding the examination and the poll on the same day would disenfranchise them.

They also took their protest to the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission as well as the secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party in Benin City.