BREAKING News: INEC postpones tomorrow’s elections due to challenges (Details)

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, may likely postpone Saturday’s presidential and national assembly’s elections.

The commission is currently having a meeting with stakeholders. They are made up of, top INEC officials, international and local observers.

Multiple sources close to the electoral commission said why the postponement is being considered is due to some logistics challenges being faced by the commission in many states in the country and those logistics challenges include burning of INEC offices and electoral materials by hoodlums are problems which the commission has to fix.

Also, the electoral body is facing difficulty distributing sensitive electoral materials to some states of the federation, an official said.

Some of the states where the logistic challenges are said to occur include Niger and Ekiti.

Premium Times published a report by the News Agency of Nigeria where the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Niger State said ballot papers for two of the state’s three senatorial districts were missing as of Friday evening.

“There will definitely be a postponement but we are yet to take a decision on the new date,” an official said.

Another official said the commission is considering fixing the elections for Sunday.

It is unclear at this time what the new election date would be.

News reaching us states that INEC had scheduled the national elections for Saturday while the governorship and state assemblies elections are scheduled for March 2.

More updates coming... 
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