The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed Saturday’s governorship and state assembly elections in 10 polling units at the Victoria Garden City (VGC), Lekki area.
Segun Agbaje, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, made the announcement while addressing reporters at the VGC.
According to him, corps members deployed as ad hoc staff were hesitant to enter the VGC estate alleging that they were held hostage in the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections.
Agbaje said the commission’s ad hoc staff set up voting materials in front of the estate on Saturday but estate residents claimed hoodlums might disrupt the process and did not feel secure hence they could not cast their votes.
He further stated that the sensitivity of the situation compelled he and his team had to come to the area.
“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.”
The chairman of the security committee of the estate had assured the commission of the safety of corps members and INEC staff as well as the safety of voters. Some of the polling units affected include PU 032,033, 119 -124.
The governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Congress (ADC), Tunde Doherty, whose polling unit is in the VGC called out INEC for poor arrangement, labelling the situation as “unfortunate