Nigerian states decide 2023: INEC postpones governorship, state asembly Elections In 10 Lagos PU
Nigerian states decide 2023: INEC postpones governorship, state assembly elections In 10 Lagos polling units (PU).
Segun Agbaje, the Lagos INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, made this known while addressing reporters at the VGC, said corps members deployed as ad hoc staff on Saturday were hesitant to enter the VGC estate.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rescheduled elections in 10 polling units in the Victoria Garden City (VGC), Lekki area of the state, in the ongoing governorship and state assembly elections.
In a press conference at the VGC, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner Segun Agbaje stated that corps members engaged on Saturday as ad hoc workers were reluctant to enter the VGC estate.
He stated that they claimed to have been taken prisoner during the presidential and national assembly elections on February 25.
The Lagos INEC REC explained that on Saturday, the commission’s ad hoc personnel had set up voting materials outside the estate, but the estate’s occupants had worried that thugs may interfere with the procedure.
“We have eight polling units here with 6,024 registered voters and out of which 5,624 people have their PVCs,” he stated, adding that two other polling units at the estate’s main gate were also affected.
“Eight here (in the estate) and two outside,” he noted.
“After due consultation and further directive from the national headquarters that we should remobilise here tomorrow (Sunday) morning by 8:30 am to conduct the elections.
“By 8:30 am tomorrow (Sunday), we will reconvene here.”
Agbaje said the chairman of the security committee of the estate had guaranteed the commission the protection of corps members and INEC workers as well as the safety of voters.
Affected polling units include PUs 032, 033, 119–124.