The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has opted to postpone Saturday’s governorship and state assembly elections to March 18, 2023.
A Source in the Commission confirmed that plans to send sensitive materials from the Central Bank Offices across states to local government areas had been placed on hold.
The source explained that the postponement is due to the inability of the commission to promptly commence reconfiguration of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machines for the governorship and state assembly elections.
INEC was earlier restrained from tampering with the information embedded in the BVAS machines until due inspection was conducted and Certified True Copies (CTC) issued to candidates who are challenging the outcome of the presidential election.
The Labour Party and its Presidential Candidate, Peter Obi, the Peoples Democratic Party and its Candidate, Atiku Abubakar and President-Elect, Bola Tinubu had all sort to inspect and carry out digital forensic examination of all the electoral materials used in the conduct of the elections.
An official Statement is still being expected.