INEC postpones governorship and state assembly elections to March 18

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has postponed the governorship and state assembly elections.


Initially, the elections were scheduled to hold on the 11th of March but have now been postponed to the 18th of March, 2023.

The postponement is due to the inability of the commission to promptly commence reconfiguration of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, BVAS machines utilized during the February 25 presidential election to enable their use in the state elections.

Mahmood Yakubu

INEC was earlier restrained from tampering with the information embedded in the BVAS machines until the due inspection was conducted and Certified True Copies (CTC) were issued to candidates who are challenging the outcome of the presidential election.

The commission had convinced the Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal to vary its order granting Peter Obi of the Labour Party and PDP’s Atiku Abubakar permission to inspect the election materials on the premise that it had to reconfigure the Bimodal Voters Accreditation System (BVAS) for the conduction of the polls this Saturday.

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