Saturday, April 2, 2011

Elections postponed till Monday

The general elections for the National Assembly has been postponed across all the states in the Federation until Monday 4th April.
I’m quite disappointed. Had high hopes for this elections.
I was among a team of journalists that went round with the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Lagos, Kunle Ogunmola, and all was well in the morning, at least at the centers we visited. Though some were yet to start because they didn’t have their materials, it was quite peaceful.
Not until we heard the news that the elections had been postponed. The INEC Chairman and his Commissioners gave so much assurances that everything was ready…. so it was quite disappointing to hear that they didn’t have enough materials spread round all the polling centers to conduct the elections today.
After hearing the news, the Commissioner was no where to be found for comments. Guess we have to wait till Monday.

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