News just filtering in indicates that elections have commenced in four polling units in Plateau following the postponement of Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.
Osaretin Imahireogbo, head, voter education and publicity of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the state confirmed the news to the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday, February 24 in Jos, the state capital.
Elections were postponed in two polling units in Attakar, one in Zawan B Ward, and another in Dadin-Kowa, in Riyom and Jos south local government areas, respectively.
The delays were due to late arrival of electoral officials and materials.
Election was suspended at the FDA polling unit of Dadin-Kowa ward of Jos South LGA due to some skirmishes.
“Yesterday elections were postponed in some units in Riyom and South LGA due to late arrival of electoral officials and materials.
“But as I speak to you, elections have commenced in those polling units and it is going on smoothly, ” Imahireogbo said.
Meanwhile, chairman of the Senate committee on petroleum (downstream), Senator Kabiru Marafa (APC, Zamfara), has appealed to his teeming supporters to accept the decision by the INEC based on the appeal court judgement on Friday, February 22 as the will of Allah.
In his swift reaction to the decision which favours Governor Abdulaziz Yari's camp, Marafa, said, “this is what Allah has decided and destined, we have accepted it.”
“We tried our best but Allah knows the wisdom behind this. I have said it, that whatever comes out from the court, we will open our hands and accept it as Allah's will. What we are fighting is injustice and nothing personal,” he added.
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