The independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the governorship and state assembly elections till March 18.
The exercise was previously scheduled to hold on March 11, but INEC, citing logistics crisis arising from BVAS configuration, said the election could not hold again as scheduled.
INEC held a top level meeting of its executives on Wednesday evening after court permitted reconfiguration of the BVAS used in the presidential election.
The postponement was due to the commission’s inability to promptly commence reconfiguration of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) machines utilised during the February 25 presidential election to enable their use in the state elections.
INEC was earlier restrained from tampering with the information embedded in the BVAS machines until due inspection was conducted and Certified True Copies (CTC) issued to candidates who are challenging the outcome of the presidential election.