Three days before the elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has postponed the governorship and houses of assembly elections slated for Saturday, 11th March, 2023, by one week.
Although the Commission is yet to issue an official statement, several sources at the Commission’s headquarters, confirmed the development to HorizonTimes.
The postponement, it was gathered, might not be unconnected with the inability of the Commission to reconfigure the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, BVAS, for the excersise.
The reconfiguration was delayed by the suits filed by the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Labour Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi respectively, against the February 25 presidential election.
The Presidential Election Petition Court, PEPC, sitting at the Court of Appeal in Abuja, Wednesday, gave INEC the nod to reconfigure the BVAS machines used for the presidential election.
INEC, it was gathered, needs more days before the machines are reconfigured for the states elections.