The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed elections in 10 polling units in the Victoria Garden City (VGC), Lekki area of the state, in the ongoing governorship and state assembly elections.
The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Segun Agbaje who made this known while addressing reporters at the VGC, said corps members deployed as ad hoc staff on Saturday were hesitant to enter the VGC estate.
According to him, they alleged that they were held hostage in the February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections.
He explained that the commission’s ad hoc staff set up voting materials in front of the estate on Saturday but the estate residents claimed that hoodlums might disrupt the process.
“We have eight polling units here with 6,024 registered voters and out of which 5,624 people have their PVCs,” he stated, adding that two other polling units at the estate’s main gate were also 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 8:30 am to conduct the elections.
“By 8:30 am tomorrow (Sunday), we will reconvene here.”
Agbaje said the chairman of the security committee of the estate had assured the commission of the safety of corps members and INEC staff as well as the safety of voters.
Some of the polling units affected include PU 032,033, 119 -124.