The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended voting time for units affected by delays of arrival of electoral materials and other issues.

INEC Commissioner for Voter Education Mr. Festus Okoye, who made the announcement said the decision was reached following the inability of some polling units to begin voting at 8 am and the number of hours lost.

“What the commission has decided is that in any of the States where polls opened at 9’o clock, there will be an extension of one hour and it progresses that way,” he said.

Polls were supposed to open at 8a.m. and close by 2pm.

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“In relation to the opening of polls in some of the states of the federation, as at 12noon, we recorded 100% opening of polls, some of them we recorded over 90% opening of poll,” he said.

“In Anambra as at 12 noon 90% of all the polling units had opened; in Edo state, 97%; in Ekiti, 100%; in the FCT we recorded 73%; in Katsina, 100%, in Kebbi, 100%, in Kogi, 91%, in Kwara, 96%, in Niger 99.35%, in Ogun, 74%, in Ondo, 100%, in Osun state, 100%, in Taraba, 69%, in Yobe, 69%.

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