Breaking: INEC extends voting time, lists vote commencement time across Nigeria

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The Independent National Electoral Commission has ordered the extension of voting time for some polling units which experienced delay due to technical challenges and complaints, including malfunctioning of card readers.

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The commission expressed confidence that most of these cases will be rectified.

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INEC Commissioner and chairman of its Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, stated these on Saturday while giving an update on the ongoing elections.

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Okoye said, “Every place where we experience challenges would be granted an extension, by the number of hours lost. If a polling unit is supposed to be activated at 8:00 a.m. and starts by 12 Noon, four hours will be added.

“Any place there are security challenges and we can’t deploy materials and personnel, the commission will take an action on those areas.”

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He gave the update on the opening of polls and commencement of voting in some states across.

He said at 12 noon today, this is how some of the states have performed in terms of the opening of the polls and commencement of voting.

1.       Abia                       –              20

2.       Adamawa            –              34

3.       Akwa Ibom           –              64

4.       Anambra              –              90%

5.       Bauchi                   –              49.3

6.       Bayelsa                 –              29

7.       Benue                   –              91

8.       Borno                    –              35

9.       Cross river           –              93

10.   Delta                     –              32

11.   Ebonyi                  –              35.5

12.   Edo                        –              97%

13.   Ekiti                        –              100%

14.   Enugu                   –              61

15.   FCT                         –              73%

16.   Gombe                 –              62

17.   Imo                        –              0.98

18.   Jigawa                   –              68

19.   Kaduna                 –              57

20.   Kano                      –              0.18

21.   Katsina                 –              100%

22.   Kebbi                    –              100

23.   Kogi                       –              91

24.   Kwara                   –              96

25.   Lagos                     –              64

26.   Nasarawa            –              58

27.   Niger                     –              99.35

28.   Ogun                     –              74

29.   Ondo                     –              100

30.   Osun                     –              100

31.   Oyo                        –              35

32.   Plateau                 –              40

33.   Rivers                    –              no report

34.   Sokoto                  –              33

35.   Taraba                  –              69%

36.   Yobe                      –              69%

37.   Zamfara               –              69

Okoye said they are resolving all issues that have caused the delay in the opening of polls which included security issues and challenges with transportation of election materials

He explained that “voting process has been extended by the number of hours it was delayed. That means if the polls opened at 12 rather than at 8am, voting in such unit will be extended by 4 hours.”

*Photo: INEC Chairman

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