INEC, on Saturday, said that it would reschedule elections in some parts of Rivers, Anambra and Lagos States over cases violence and ballot box snatching.
This is coming as even more alarming videos of violence are emerging from Bonny LGA of Rivers State.
The commission which specifically mentioned the National Assembly elections in Rivers State, also acknowledged the challenges of smart card readers, saying they have been resolved.
INEC Commissioner and chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said, “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 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.”
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