JUST IN: INEC extends voting time due to delayed kick-off [READ MORE]

 

Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that the Independent National Electoral Commission has extended the voting time for polling units that experienced some delays in the commencement of the election process.

Festus Okoye, the National Commissioner in Charge of Information and Voter Education Committee, said the commission had anticipated that there might be some hiccups.

Speaking to journalists in Abuja on Saturday, he said: “What the commission has decided is that in any of the states where polls opened at 9 o’clock, there will be an extension of one hour and it progresses that way.”

The presidential and National Assembly elections were scheduled to begin by 8am and end at 2pm nationwide.

However, elections did not start at the same time in all polling units across the state.

In some polling units in Alimosho Local Government of Lagos State, election started well after 8am, as well as in Ilorin, the capital city of Kwara State.

There have been some serious complaints of late commencement in some polling Centres across the country thus prompting the latest decision by INEC.

SR

 

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