The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), is set to reschedule elections in some parts of Lagos, Rivers and Anambra.
According to the electoral commission, elections in Akuku Toru and Bonny local government areas of Rivers state and some parts of Lagos and Anambra would be conducted on a later date, while saying that it only affects the contest for the federal legislative seats.
The INEC Commissioner and chairman of its information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, had given an update on the election, he said where the malfunctioning of smart card readers were not resolved before the closing of elections, voting will continue the next day.
We received reports of violence and ballot box snatching which took place in Akokotoro and Bonny LGAs in Rivers State; and some parts of Lagos and Anambra states. We are waiting for the reports, we have told the Resident Electoral Commissioners in the states to submit reports. So long as the poll is didn’t commence, it is assumed that there was no voting.
“So, elections in these areas, especially in areas related to the House of Representatives and Senate didn’t take place and the date for the election will be decided later after we receive reports from INEC officials on ground.