The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC says there is no more room for political campaigns or collection of Permanent Voter Cards PVCs in spite of the postponement of elections by one week.
The Chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, made this known at the Commission’s meeting with stakeholders in Abuja.
Yakubu said that the deadline for the collection of PVCs and election campaigns by political parties according to the election timetable had passed.
On why the Commission did not consult party leaders before adjusting the dates, Yakubu said that it was due to the urgency, pointing out that Section 36 of the Electoral Act empowers INEC to do so.
Yakubu while answering a question on why the Commission waited till about 3am on Saturday before postponing the elections, said that up until 2am the Commission was still hopeful that elections would hold as scheduled.