The Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Segun Agbaje, has announced the postponement of Saturday’s governorship and state assembly elections in 10 polling units in the Victoria Garden City (VGC) around the Lekki area of the state.
When Agbaje made the announcement to reporters at the VGC, corps members serving as and-hoc staff were hesitant to enter the estate because they claimed they were held hostage in the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections.
According to Agbaje, voting materials were set up in front of the estate on Saturday, but residents claimed that hoodlums might disrupt the process, so they did not feel safe and were unable to vote.
The INEC Commissioner stated that he is in the area with his team because the situation has been difficult for security agents to contain.
“We have eight polling units here with 6,024 registered voters, 5,624 of whom have their PVCs,” he said, adding that two other polling units at the estate’s main gate were also affected. “There are eight here (on the estate) and two outside,” he noted.
“After due consultation and further directive from the national headquarters that we should remobilise here tomorrow (Sunday) morning by 08:30am to conduct the elections.
“By 8:30 a.m. tomorrow (Sunday), we’ll reconvene here.”
According to him, the estate’s security committee chairman has assured him of the safety of corps members, INEC staff, and voters.
PU 032,033, 119-124 are among the polling units affected.