INEC reschedules elections in 141 polling units for Sunday


The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, says it has rescheduled elections in 141 polling units spread across four registration centres in Yenagoa Local Government Area for tommorow (Sunday).

According to the Commission, elections could not hold in the said polling units because the process was distrupted.

However, it could be recalled that there was widespread protests by eligible voters in the state capital and affected units following the shortage of ballot papers and non availability of INEC staff .

In a statement signed by the Head Voter Education and Publicity, INEC, Bayelsa State, Mr. Wilfred Ifogah, said voting will begin from 10am to 4pm in Epie 1, Epie 2, Gbarain 2, and Okordia registration centres.

He said: "The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, wish to inform the good people of Bayelsa State especially the voters and stakeholders of Yenagoa Local Government Area the conduct of elections in registration areas: Epie 1(47 units), Epie 2 (64 units), Gbarain II(17 units), and Okordia (13 units).

"Elections could not hold on 25th February, 2023, as earlier scheduled because the process was distrupted.

The Commissioner has rescheduled the elections for 26th February, 2023. The voting time is from 10am to 4pm.

"All eligible voters, party agents, observers,media, and other stakeholders should take note and participate in the exercise.

"The commission regrets the situation that the postponement and has put in place adequate measures to ensure safety of officials and electorates in the affected Registration Areas."

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