INEC postpones Governorship, State House of Assembly elections to March 18

By Emmanuel Mogbede
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has concluded arrangements to postpone the forthcoming Governorship and State House of Assembly elections scheduled for Saturday, March 11.
According to a credible source at INEC headquarters, the polls have now been rescheduled by one week to March 18, 2023.
The source said the postponement was due to the inability of the commission to commence the re-configuration of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machines used for the Feb. 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections to enable their use for the state elections.
The source further said that INEC’s management was currently holding a meeting to consider either March 18 or March 25 for the elections, saying that March 18 was chosen.
“You know that the BVAS re-configuration would take three or four days and since they would all be moved to the headquarters in Abuja.
“The machines would be re-configured and deployed to the various states and finally to the polling units,”the source told newsatlarge

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