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BREAKING: INEC To Shift Tomorrow’s Elections, Fix New Dates


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is considering postponing Saturday’s presidential and national assembly elections, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.

Multiple sources close to the electoral commission said the postponement being considered is due to some logistics challenges being faced by the commission in many states.

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

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

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

“There will definitely be a postponement but we are yet to take a decision on the new date,” an official said.unknown.gifAnother official said the commission is considering fixing the elections for Sunday.

Our 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 Oyo, Niger and Ekiti.

OYO INSIGHT had published a story by Nigerian Tribune where the spokesperson of INEC in Oyo State confirmed the non-availability of result sheets and ballot papers for Oyo Central.

However, INEC has debunked reports that it was planning to postpone Saturday’s elections.

National Commissioner for Voter Education and Publicity at INEC, Mr. Festus Okoye, said: “If stories are flying about, allow the stories to fly. What they are reporting is not true.

“Yes we are in a meeting but we have not taken such decision.

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