in ,

INEC Set To Shift Governorship, State Assembly Elections To March 18

Barring any further extensions, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reached a decision to postpone Saturday’s governorship and state assembly elections to March 18, 2023,

The exercise was previously scheduled to hold on March 11, but INEC, citing a logistics crisis stemming from BVAS configuration and transportation, said the election could not hold again as scheduled following a meeting of its executives on Wednesday evening.

See also  Looting Spree: Police Recover Over 40 SUVs, Bulletproof Cars From Zamfara Ex- Governors Matawalle Homes

The elections were postponed to allow one more week for preparations,” an official familiar with the meeting told Peoples Gazette by telephone on Wednesday night. “We should be able to get everything in order before March 18.”

The postponement was due to the commission’s inability to promptly commence reconfiguration of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machines utilized during the February 25 presidential election to enable their use in the state elections.

See also  Male Victim Rescued As Police Nabs 3 Suspected Kidnappers In Obelle Emohua LGA

INEC was earlier restrained from tampering with the information embedded in the BVAS machines until due inspection was conducted and Certified True Copies (CTC) issued to candidates who are challenging the outcome of the presidential election.

Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, and his commissioners are currently in a meeting.
an insider source says that the meeting started around 7 pm and was still ongoing at the time of filing this report. this may not be unconnected to the court ruling for INEC To allow Peter obi, Atiku and Tinubu access to inspect the BVAS machine

See also  Multichoice To Pay #150M For Challenging Court Jurisdiction, Ordered To Make DSTV, GOTV Subscription Free

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

GIPHY App Key not set. Please check settings

My Husband Has Always Believed In The Nigeria Courts- Margaret Obi Declares

Police Arraigns PH Federal Lawmaker One Count Charge Of Money Laundering