The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has announced the postponement of the elections in some parts of Lagos, Rivers and Anambra States following disruption of the exercise due to violence.
INEC said races in Akuku Toru and Bonny nearby government zones of Rivers state just as a few pieces of Anambra and Lagos would be directed on a later date, saying generally influenced is the challenge for the administrative authoritative seats.
“The commission has gotten reports of savagery and voting station grabbing in a few territories prompting the interruption of the procedure. We have asked the Resident Electoral Commissioners RECs and the Electoral Officials on ground to present their firsthand reports in connection to a portion of these occurrences.
We are as yet getting reports identifying with frequencies in a few conditions of the organization yet we have gotten reports identifying with rates in Akuku Toru and Bonny nearby government regions of Rivers state. Insofar as the commission couldn’t send in these zones, the suggestion is that casting a ballot did not happen in those territories and the commission will hold meetings with the applicable experts and the Resident Electoral Commissioners RECs in connection to these zones and will declare the date when surveys will occur in a portion of these regions, particularly in connection to the regions as they influence the House of Representatives and Senatorial races.
“It isn’t just in Rivers that we had reports of consuming of discretionary materials. We have such reports from Anambra and Lagos states just as some different spots”, he included.
To arraign failing staff
The commission additionally pledged to indict any of its staff who neglected to utilize the Smart Card Readers for motivations behind accreditation, saying where the card perusers don’t work up till 6pm on Election Day, the standard system is to move the activity to the following day.
As indicated by Okoye, no staff of the commission has optional powers on the utilization or generally of the card perusers as its use is certainly not a subject of exchange.
“Concerning the difficulties related with Smart Card Readers in some surveying units, the vast majority of these difficulties were settled and were settled on time. In any case, it is to be noticed that in the Regulations and the Guidelines issued by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC it was made entirely unmistakable that the utilization of the keen card perusers is compulsory.
In this manner, no staff of the Commission or any impromptu staff of the Commission is allowed in whatever pretense to purposely will not utilize the brilliant card perusers for the direct of decisions.
As per the Guidelines and Regulations of the Commission, it is careless lead for any specially appointed staff to won’t utilize the shrewd card perusers for motivations behind accreditation and any of them that would not utilize the keen card perusers or intentionally disregarded the utilization of the savvy card perusers will be liable to indictment as per the Guidelines and Regulations of the Commission and the Electoral Act”, he pronounced.