The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has debunked reports that the body was planning to postpone Saturday’s elections.
Presidential and National Assembly elections are scheduled to hold in few hours.
National Commissioner for Voter Education and Publicity at INEC, Mr. Festus Okoye, told journalists that Nigerians should ignore the rumours.
His words: “If stories are flying about, allow the stories to fly. What they are reporting is not true.”
Asked to respond to information that INEC commissioners were in a meeting, Okoye said: “Yes we are in a meeting but we have not taken such decision.
“This is election period and as commissioners, we meet every time”.
“Elections are not being postponed. But discussions are ongoing on modalities for tomorrow(today) due to late arrival of some materials and other challenges. In his estimation, election may not be postponed outright but it may be delayed in some areas where challenges are taking place. Meeting still ongoing”