The gubernatorial and state assembly elections scheduled for Saturday in ten polling stations located in the Victoria Garden City (VGC) around the Lekki area of Lagos State have been postponed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Segun Agbaje, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, disclosed this during a briefing held at VGC.
“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 08:30am to conduct the elections.
“By 08:30am tomorrow (Sunday), we will reconvene here.”
Agbaje explained that corps members deployed to work as ad hoc staff on Saturday were reluctant to enter the VGC estate due to their ordeal during the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections, where they were held captive.
Although the commission’s ad hoc staff set up voting materials in front of the estate on Saturday, the residents of the estate expressed concerns that hoodlums might disrupt the process, making it difficult for security personnel to contain the situation.
Agbaje assured that the safety of the corps members and INEC officials, as well as the safety of voters, had been guaranteed by the security committee of the estate. Polling units affected include PU 032, 033, 119-124.
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