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Elections: Inec Postpones Elections in Rivers, Anambra, Lagos and others


The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has declared the delay of the decisions in a few pieces of Lagos, Rivers and Anambra States following disturbance of the activity because of savagery.

INEC, APC

INEC supervisor, Prof Mahmood Yakubu

In particular, INEC said races in Akuku Toru and Bonny neighborhood government territories of Rivers state just as a few pieces of Anambra and Lagos would be led on a later date, saying generally influenced is the challenge for the administrative authoritative seats.

"The commission has gotten reports of savagery and polling booth grabbing in a few territories prompting the disturbance of the procedure. We have asked the Resident Electoral Commissioners RECs and the Electoral Officials on ground to present their firsthand reports in connection to a portion of these occurrences.

We are as yet accepting reports identifying with frequencies in a few conditions of the league however we have gotten reports identifying with rates in Akuku Toru and Bonny nearby government zones of Rivers state. Insofar as the commission couldn't convey in these regions, the suggestion is that casting a ballot did not occur in those regions and the commission will hold discussions with the significant specialists and the Resident Electoral Commissioners RECs in connection to these territories and will report the date when surveys will happen in a portion of these regions, particularly in connection to the zones as they influence the House of Representatives and Senatorial decisions.

"It isn't just in Rivers that we had reports of consuming of discretionary materials. We have such reports from Anambra and Lagos states just as some different spots", he included.

The commission additionally promised to arraign any of its staff who neglected to utilize the Smart Card Readers for motivations behind accreditation, saying where the card perusers don't work up till 6pm on Election Day, the standard method is to move the activity to the following day.

As indicated by Okoye, no staff of the commission has optional powers on the utilization or generally of the card perusers as its use is anything but a subject of arrangement.

"Concerning the difficulties related with Smart Card Readers in some surveying units, the vast majority of these difficulties were settled and were settled on time. In any case, it is to be noticed that in the Regulations and the Guidelines issued by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC it was made truly unmistakable that the utilization of the keen card perusers is obligatory.

In this manner, no staff of the Commission or any specially appointed staff of the Commission is allowed in whatever appearance to purposely will not utilize the shrewd card perusers for the direct of decisions.

As indicated by the Guidelines and Regulations of the Commission, it is careless direct for any specially appointed staff to won't utilize the savvy card perusers for reasons for accreditation and any of them that wouldn't utilize the shrewd card perusers or purposely damaged the utilization of the keen card perusers will be liable to indictment as per the Guidelines and Regulations of the Commission and the Electoral Act", he announced.

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