Lagos: INEC postpones election in 10 polling units, gives reason

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Segun Agbaje

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has postponed the Governorship and State Assembly elections in 10 polling units in Victoria Garden City, VGC, in Lagos State.

The announcement was made on Saturday by the Resident Electoral Commissioner, REC, in Lagos State, Mr. Segun Agbaje.

He made the disclosure while addressing journalists at the VGC in Lagos, saying the election would be held on Sunday.

Agbaje explained that corps members who were deployed to the area as ad hoc staff of INEC for the election in the area raised security concern, alleging that they were hold hostage at the VGC during the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly election.

It was therefore decided that the polling unit should be located outside the gate of the estate.

However, the residents of the estate complained of insecurity outside the gate of their estate and insisted that the units should be within.

Said Agbaje: “We have eight polling units here with 6,024 registered voters and out of which 5,624 people have their PVCs… Eight here (in the estate) and two outside.”

He added: “After due consultation and further directive from the national headquarters (we resolved) that we should remobilise here tomorrow (Sunday) morning by 08:30 a.m. to conduct the elections.

“By 08:30 a.m. tomorrow (Sunday), we will reconvene here.”

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