The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared that the supplementary election for the Southern Ijaw Local Council, Bayelsa state will now hold on Saturday, January 9, 2016.
One of the sources said: “INEC wants to consult with the various stake holders and needs time to prepare for the make or mar re-run.”
The INEC Chairman on Wednesday, December 16, met with security chiefs in the area including the Commissioner of Police, Sanusi Oki, his Army counterpart, Major General Alali Okunola and those of the Naval, Air Force and Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps.
During the meeting, the security situation during the recent election was discussed, while plans were laid out to prevent a recurrence of the lapses recorded in the last poll.
The INEC Boss will be meeting with all the parties that participated in the last election, together with all the candidates on Thursday, December 17, in Abuja.