The Independent National Electoral Commission says it has postponed governorship and state assembly elections in 10 polling units in the Victoria Garden City area of Lagos State.
The state Resident Electoral Commissioner, Segun Agbaje, announced the postponement on Saturday when he addressed journalists covering the election at the VGC, Lekki.
The elections were shifted from Saturday March 18 to Sunday March 19 due to safety issues.
He said the corps members deployed as ad- hoc staff for the Saturday poll were not willing to enter the sprawling estate as they alleged that they were held hostage during the February 25th presidential and National Assembly elections.
Agbaje explained that commission’s ad- hoc staff had set up voting materials in front of the estate on Saturday but the estate residents claimed that hoodlums might disrupt the process and they did not come out to vote.
He said the situation was difficult for security agents to contain hence he and his team had to come to the area.
“We have eight polling units here with 6,024 registered voters and out of which 5,624 people have their PVCs,” he stated.
He added that two other polling units at the estate’s main gate were affected. “Eight here (in the estate) and two outside,” he noted.
“After due consultation and further directive from the national headquarters that we should remobilise here tomorrow (Sunday) morning by 08:30am to conduct the elections.
“By 08:30am tomorrow (Sunday), we will reconvene here.”
The polling units affected are PU 032,033, 119 -124.