BREAKING: INEC may shift governorship election by one week
There are plans by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to shift the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections slated for this Saturday across the country, WesternPost has gathered.
Our correspondent gathered that the electoral body is planning a one week shift to allow for better preparation for the elections.
The shift might not be unconnected with the reconfiguration of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS).
A source close to INEC who spoke to our correspondent but did not want his name mentioned, said reconfiguring the BVAS in the wake of the court case by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Labour Party (LP) challenging the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the Appeal Court ruling on Wednesday, granting INEC approval to reconfigure is the reason.
According to him, it will be difficult for INEC to finish the reconfiguration with just 48 hours before the governorship election.
The shift will also allow INEC to improve on the election logistics and management that happened in last presidential and National Assembly elections especially in areas where there were problems.
While there were hitches with the presidential and National Assembly elections where results were not immediately uploaded on the INEC server, the commission has promised a seamless election during the second round of voting.