Reports flying around that there are strong indications concerning the Presidential Election scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday 16th February may be postponed.
Some INEC internal sources have told various media agents that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, may be forced to announce the postponement because of logistics challenge of distributing election materials. States faced with logistics issues include Niger State, Ekiti and other five states.
The commission in Niger State announced that elections for the senatorial positions of Niger East and Niger North may not hold on Saturday as the ballot papers meant for the zone were missing.
The electoral body is currently holding an emergency meeting with some election observers and security officials aimed at reaching an agreement on a new date.
But in other news, the National Commissioner for Voter Education and Publicity at INEC, Mr. Festus Okoye, told IAMBESTNETWORKS correspondent today, Friday night that Nigerians should ignore the rumours.
His words: “If stories are flying about, allow the stories to fly. What they are reporting is not true.”
Asked to respond to information that INEC commissioners were in a meeting, Okoye said: “Yes we are in a meeting but we have not taken such decision.
“This is election period and as commissioners, we meet every time”.
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