Yushau Shuaib

Gubernatorial Election May Be Shifted

By Our Reporter

 

With just some days to the governorship election, there are indicators that the March 11 election may be shifted.

According to our sources the re-configuration of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machines used for the February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections may have compelled the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC to push forward the governorship and state Houses of Assembly hitherto scheduled to hold Saturday, March 11.

Reliable sources dropped the hint that the polls have now been rescheduled by one week to March 18, 2023.

It was learnt that the postponement was due to the inability of the Commission to commence the re-configuration of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machines used for the February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections, to enable their use for the state elections.

Authoritative sources said that the Commission management is currently holding a meeting, where it was considering either March 18 or March 25 for the elections.

It was however learnt that March 18 was chosen.

“You know that the BVAS re-configuration would take three or four days and since they would all be moved to the headquarters in Abuja, the machines would be re-configured and deployed to the various states and finally to the polling units,” one of the officials was quoted to have said.

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