The Governorship Election Has Been Postponed By One Week – INEC

The governorship and state assembly elections that were supposed to take place on March 11 have been postponed by the Independent National Election Commission by one week.

The new date for the elections is March 18, 2023.

This information was released in a statement on Wednesday that was signed by Festus Okoye, the National Commissioner and Chairman of INEC’s Information and Voter Education Committee.

The choice was also confirmed by a state resident electoral commissioner who talked with our correspondent under the condition of anonymity.

GISTNGR was initially made aware that Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of INEC, and his commissioners were discussing the governorship election behind closed doors. On Wednesday, the meeting got started at 7 o’clock.

During the meeting with the INEC chairman and his staff, a decision was made.

The delay occurs around three days before the original state election date of March 11, which has been postponed.

As a result, all exercise-related operations have been delayed, particularly the state’s inspection of sensitive goods at the Central Bank of Nigeria.

INEC made this choice because it was unable to start the process of reconfiguring the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System devices that were used in the presidential and National Assembly elections on February 25 in a serious manner so that they could be used in the state elections.

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