Nigeria Decide 2019: INEC Extends Voting period in some parts

Extension of voting hours in areas where polling failed to open by 8am has been confirmed by The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). 

The National Commissioner in Charge of Information and Voter Education Committee, Barrister Festus Okoye, said the commission had the premonitions of such issues.

However, Okoye assured Nigerians that the commission is on top of the situation, adding that there’s no reason for the public to panic.

Speaking on the extension of voting hour, Okoye noted that in any of the states where polls open at 9 o’clock, there will be an extension of one hour as directed by INEC who is in touch with the Resident Electoral Commissioners

When asked about any identified hiccups, Okoye said most of the challenges are security- related and delay on the part of transporters.

In the issue of security, he noted that INEC boss was already in touch with security agencies to address the situation.

Generally, he said polling in some states opened 100 percent at the stipulated time while some states recorded 90%

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