Touchaheart Nigeria reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) postponed elections in 10 polling units in VGC, Lagos State.
The gubernatorial and state assembly elections scheduled for this Saturday in 10 polling places in Victoria Garden City (VGC) near the Lekki region of the state have been postponed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Segun Agbaje, the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, made the declaration while speaking to reporters at the VGC.
He claimed that on Saturday, the corps members who had been assigned as ad hoc employees were reluctant to approach the VGC estate because they believed they had been held captive during the Presidential and National Assembly elections on February 25.
According to Agbaje, the commission’s ad hoc staff had voting materials put up in front of the estate on Saturday, but the inhabitants of the estate complained that hoodlums might interfere with the election, making them feel unsafe and preventing them from voting.
He said the situation was difficult for security agents to contain hence he and his team had to come to the area.
“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.”
According to Agbaje, the estate’s head of the security committee gave the commission assurances on the security of corps members, INEC employees, and voters.
Affected voting units include PUs 032, 033, 119–124.
ADC’s candidate for governor, Tunde Doherty, criticized INEC for the poor planning, calling the situation “unfortunate,” since his polling place is in the VGC.