The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of Nigeria is considering to postpone Saturday’s presidential and national assembly elections.
There has been a lot of commotion and tension close to the election day in Nigeria. The most contested election in the history of Nigeria with a lot of youthful presidential aspirants, despite the Nigerian oligarchy rule style.
Multiple sources close to the electoral commission said the postponement being considered is due to some logistics challenges being faced by the commission in many states.
Our news representative in Nigeria spoke to an official of INEC who gave clear pieces of evidence that INEC is not prepared for Saturday Election, with a backlog of 40% of work for an election that is due in hours.
There are further reports from other media publications that the electoral body is facing difficulty distributing sensitive electoral materials to some states of the federation.
It is unclear at this time what the new election date would be.
“There will definitely be a postponement but we are yet to take a decision on the new date,” an official said.