The governorship and state assembly elections in 10 polling units in Victoria Garden City (VGC) estate, Lagos state have been postponed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Segun Agbaje, INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, made the announcement at a media briefing in VGC on Saturday, stating that ad-hoc electoral officers deployed to the area during the presidential and national assembly elections were allegedly held hostage, resulting in their reluctance to enter VGC.
As a result, the commission instructed ad-hoc staff to set up their canopies and voting materials in front of the estate. However, residents expressed concerns about hoodlums disrupting the process, leading to the postponement of elections in eight polling units with 6,024 registered voters, out of which 5,624 people have their PVCs, and two other polling units at the estate’s main gate.
Agbaje said that after due consultation and directive from the national headquarters, the commission would remobilize to conduct the elections on Sunday morning by 8:30 am, assuring the safety of corps members, INEC staff, and voters with the assurance of the estate’s security committee.
“We have eight polling units here with 6,024 registered voters and out of which 5,624 people have their PVCs,” he said, adding that two other polling units at the estate’s main gate were also affected.
“So I had to inform the commission of what is happening here and after due consultation and further directive from the national headquarters, that we should remobilize here tomorrow (Sunday) morning by 8:30 am to conduct the elections,” he said.
“By 8:30 am tomorrow (Sunday), we will reconvene here.” the INEC chief said