- The Lagos office of INEC has said it has not yet be informed about what to do with sensitive election materials delivered to the state
- The Presidential and National Assembly elections were postponed in the early hours of February 16
- The Lagos office, however, added that adequate security is in place for the electoral materials across the state
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos state says it is waiting for instruction from its headquarters on what to do with the electoral materials already deployed for elections.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the electoral umpire had announced the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled for Saturday by a week.
The shift was announced by the INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, at the early hours of February 16.
Speaking to NAN, Mr Femi Akinbiyi, the INEC’s Spokesman in Lagos state, said that the commission was on top of every situation, urging the electorate to remain calm, lawful and peaceful.
“We are waiting for the instruction on what to do with the materials,” Akinbiyi said.
He added that adequate security had been put in place for the electoral materials across the state.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) postponed the 2019 general election over logistics constraints.
This was announced in Abuja by the chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu around 2.45 am on Saturday, February 16, after he held an emergency meeting with security officials, election observers and other stakeholders.
He said proceeding with the election as scheduled is no longer feasible and as result of this, the election was postponed by a week.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Atiku Abubakar, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, alleged that the postponement of the general election by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is “obviously a case of the hand of Esau but the voice of Jacob.”
Atiku blamed the postponement of the elections on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, saying the government had "more than enough time and money to prepare".
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