The Independent National Electoral Commission has postponed governorship and state assemblies elections earlier scheduled for Saturday to March 18.
The commission took the decision at its management meeting in Abuja, which was convened on Wednesday after the Court of Appeal gave it the go-ahead to reconfigure Bimodal Voter Accreditation machines.
In a statement by its National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye on Wednesday night, INEC said it could not go ahead with the governorship poll as earlier scheduled because it needed time to reconfigure BIVAS machines, which were used for the presidential election on February 25.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Thursday denied reports that the transfer of former Director of ICT is one of the reasons there were glitches during the uploading of the Feb. 25 national election results.
INEC’s Chief Press Secretary, Rotimi Oyekanmi, said such a report is an attempt to mislead the public, adding that there could still be glitches even if the former ICT Director was still in charge.
He explained that the glitches suffered by the IReV for some hours during the Feb 25th election could not have affected the functionality of the BVAS, adding that the BVAS can transmit the Polling Unit results in offline mode if there was no network at the polling unit at the time of the activity.
Written by: EaglesFM