Nigeria: INEC Postpones Election in Lagos Group With Over 5,000 Voters

Nigeria: INEC Postpones Election in Lagos Group With Over 5,000 Voters

INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Segun Agbaje, says the elections within the affected 10 polling models in Lagos will maintain on Sunday.

The hope of over 5,000 registered voters within the upscale Victoria Backyard Metropolis space of Lagos State hangs within the steadiness because the governorship and State Home of Meeting elections within the space had been postponed on Saturday.

The Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) mentioned it postponed Saturday’s governorship and state meeting elections within the 10 polling models located in Victoria Backyard Metropolis.

INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Segun Agbaje, mentioned this whereas talking with journalists on Saturday on the Property.

In accordance with Mr Agbaje, corps members deployed as advert hoc employees on Saturday had been unwilling to enter the VGC property having claimed that they had been held hostage in the course of the 25 February presidential and Nationwide Meeting elections.

Mr Agbaje mentioned the fee’s advert hoc employees arrange voting supplies in entrance of the property on Saturday however the property residents claimed that hoodlums may disrupt the method, so they didn’t really feel safe and couldn’t forged their votes exterior the property.

He mentioned the scenario was troublesome for safety brokers to include, therefore, he and his crew needed to come to the realm.

“Now we have eight polling models right here with 6,024 registered voters and out of which 5,624 individuals have their PVCs,” he mentioned, including that two different polling models on the property’s fundamental gate had been additionally affected. “Eight right here (within the property) and two exterior,” he famous.

“After due session and additional directive from the nationwide headquarters (we resolved) that we should always remobilise right here tomorrow (Sunday) morning by 08:30 a.m. to conduct the elections.

“By 08:30 a.m. tomorrow (Sunday), we’ll reconvene right here.”

Whereas confirming that the chairman of the safety committee of the property had assured the fee of the protection of corps members and INEC employees and voters, Mr Agbaje mentioned the final particular person within the queue by 2.30 p.m. might be allowed to vote on Sunday.

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