The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the governorship and state assembly elections in 10 polling units in the Victoria Garden City (VGC), Lekki, Lagos.
INEC resident electoral commissioner Segun Agbaje announced this on Saturday.
This comes as victory for actress Omoni Oboli and other VGC residents who raised alarm on social media over the relocation of their polling unit.
Omoni shared a video on Instagram of Agbaje addressing the press.
According to Agbaje, NYSC members deployed as ad hoc staff on Saturday were hesitant to enter the VGC estate as they alleged that they were held hostage in the February 25 polls.
Agbaje said 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, so they did not feel secure and could not cast their votes.
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, adding that two other polling units at the estate’s main gate were also affected.
“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.”
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, and 119 to 124.