INEC postpones March 11 governorship, state assembly polls to March 18

by Per Second News
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Amid speculations about the possible postponement of March 11 governorship and state assembly elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has shifted the polls till March 18.

The exercise was previously scheduled to hold on March 11, but INEC, citing logistics crisis steming from BVAS configuration and transportation, said the election could not hold as scheduled.


Persecondnews reports that the decision followed a meeting of INEC National Commissioners on Wednesday evening.

“The elections were postponed to allow one more week for preparations.

“We should be able to get everything in order before March 18,” a source at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja told Persecondnews.

It was gathered that the meeting was still in progress at INEC headquarters in Abuja at the time of filing this report.

The commission had convinced the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal to vary its order granting Peter Obi of the Labour Party and PDP’s Atiku Abubakar permission to inspect the election materials on the premise that it had to reconfigure the Bimodal Voters Accreditation System (BVAS) for the conduction of the polls this Saturday.


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