INEC postpones elections in some polling units in Bayelsa State.
Elections in 141 polling places in Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa State in the country’s south-south, have been postponed by the electoral authority, INEC. READ MORE.
Mahmood Yakubu, the INEC chairman, revealed this in Abuja, on Saturday.
In Wards 4, 6, 8, and 14, according to the INEC Chairman, the process was hampered, but security personnel surmounted the difficulties.
He claimed that the postponement was necessary because the INEC ad hoc staff indicated uncertainty about returning to conduct the election.
“We have decided that the election will be held tomorrow (Sunday) where 40 out of 141 polling units where the materials are intact.”
The postponement affects the presidential and national assembly elections in the area and the elections will be held tomorrow.
On Disruption By Thugs
Yakubu also discussed further election-related insights.
He claimed that thugs had stolen many BVAS devices from INEC in certain regions of the nation.
According to Yakubu, the commission has recovered from these losses because it has plans in place in case of an assault.
“I am happy to say that the process is now ongoing and Nigerians will be allowed to vote in those affected areas,” he said.