Less than 24 hours to the April 11 election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the exercise in eight constituencies in Bayelsa state.
Baritor Kpagih, the resident electoral commissioner (REC) in the state who made this known in a statement on Friday, said electionsin the affected areas would be held on April 18, 2015.
“Following the stand of the stakeholders that no election should take place in the state without full complement of ballot papers, having regard to the total PVC distributed, the state house of assembly election slated for Saturday, the 11th of April, 2015, in Bayelsa state has been rescheduled to Saturday the 18th day of April, 2015 in the following constituencies: Ekeremor constituencies 1,2 and 3, Kolokuma/Opokuma constituencies 1 and 2, Sagbama constituencies 1 and 2, and Southern Ijaw constituency 1,” the statement read.
Kpagih added that the shift affects four of the eight local governments within the state.
Bayelsa is one of the seven states in the country where governorship elections would not hold on Saturday.