BREAKING: INEC May Postpone Tomorrow’s Elections Over Logistics Challenges

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According to report from Premium Times, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) may postpone Saturday’s presidential and national assembly elections.

Sources close to the electoral body said the postponement is being considered due to some logistics challenges the commission is facing in many states.

A formal announcement is expected on Friday night, a sources said.

“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.

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Sources said INEC commissioners are currently locked in a meeting at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja.
Some of the states where the logistic challenges are said to occur include Niger and Ekiti.

News Agency of Nigeria reported that Resident Electoral Commissioner in Niger State said ballot papers for two of the state’s three senatorial districts were missing as of Friday evening.

In Ekiti, the former governor of the state, Ayo Fayose, accused INEC of deliberately hoarding materials for the presidential, Senate and House of Representatives elections in some states to frustrate the PDP.

Fayose said he was aware that ballot papers and result sheets for presidential and senatorial elections were not in Ekiti State as at 9 p.m. on Friday, adding that only materials for the House of Representatives were distributed.

According to his spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, Mr Fayose said similar situations already reported in Oyo, Taraba, Edo, Niger, Ogun, Rivers and other states.

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