INEC debunks rumour of postponing elections, asks Nigerians to ignore “flying stories”


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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has dismissed reports that the it plans to postpone the Presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled for Saturday.

INEC’s National Commissioner for Voter Education and Publicity at INEC, Mr. Festus Okoye, made this known in the late hours of Friday.

According to Okoye, “If stories are flying about, allow the stories to fly. What they are reporting is not true.”

He added that INEC commissioners are truly held a meeting, but that they “have not taken such decision.

“This is election period and as commissioners, we meet every time”.

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There have been indications that the recent fire incidents at INEC offices in Abia, Anambra, and Plateau states, where thousands of electoral materials were burnt, could threaten the scheduled election.

Meanwhile, Niger State chapter of INEC announced that elections for the senatorial positions of Niger East and Niger North may not hold on Saturday as the ballot papers meant for the zone were not found..

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