3rd April, 2011
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has again postponed the national assembly elections till Saturday, 9 April.
The election was earlier fixed for Monday after it was cancelled on Saturday.
INEC Commissioner in Ogun State, Mr. Okunfolami revealed this, saying that the commission has just received information from the INEC headquarters in Abuja that the election has been postponed.
Prior to this postponement, the Ogun INEC office in Magbon, Oke-Ilewo, has been a beehive of activities with officials moving voting materials to zonal and divisional headquarters for easy distribution to the voting units tomorrow.
With the postponement of the election till Saturday, it means INEC now has more time to get its acts together.
Yesterday, former president Olusegun Obasanjo expressed dissatisfaction with the way INEC handled the exercise when he came out of his house at Totoro for accreditation at AFROGRAM polling unit near his house.
The former president complained that the exercise started late and by this a lot of voters will be disenfranchised.
Many voters also expressed theirÂ dissatisfaction with the cancellation of the exercise and accused INEC of inadequate planning.Â All is peaceful now in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
On learning of the postponement, some party agents who came to lodge complaint about the absence of INEC officials at some polling booths started abusing staff at the office of planning to rig the elections.
By Lanre Babalola/Abeokuta