All bye-races in 11 states in the nation has been delayed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
INEC representative, Festus Okoye who made the declaration said the 15 bye-races was delayed because of the present status of things in the nation. It was further discovered that the decisions for six senatorial regions and nine state electorates, were planned to hang on October 31.
“This choice is in consistence with Section 26 (2) of the Electoral Act 2010 (as corrected), which enables the Commission to delay a political decision if there is motivation to accept that a genuine break of the harmony is probably going to happen if the political decision is continued with on that date, or that it is difficult to lead the races because of catastrophic events or different crises.
“The Commission will keep on checking the circumstance in all the States and Constituencies, talk with pertinent Stakeholders and meet again in about fourteen days to survey the circumstance and settle on an achievable date for the races.
“The Commission allures for quiet and comprehension of the partners and citizens in the States where races were planned. The security of the citizens, political race authorities and different partners is foremost to the Commission in leading decisions.”
The INEC official who further uncovered that the choice was taken Okoye after a gathering with all the inhabitant discretionary chiefs (RECs), likewise communicated any expectation of Nigeria rising up out of its present difficulties more grounded.