Uncertainty as INEC considers postponement of governorship election Kazeem Ugbodaga – 24 minutes ago
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is considering the postponement of this weekend’s Governorship elections nationwide.
Though the commission has not announced the postponement officially, sources said the body may have agreed to shift the election to March 18, 2023.
Already, INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu is currently in a closed-door meeting with the National Commissioners and others.
The meeting was said to have begun around 7.00pm on Wednesday.
The meeting might not be unconnected with this weekend’ governorship election nationwide.
Sources said the planned postponement is 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.
The commission was earlier restrained from tampering with the information embedded in the BVAS machines until the due inspection was conducted and Certified True Copies (CTC) issued to candidates who are challenging the outcome of the presidential election.