The Independent National Electoral Commission has debunked media reports going viral claiming that it postponed Plateau North Senate and House of Representatives rerun elections slated for Saturday, February 3, 2024.
INEC Head of Department of Voter Education & Publicity in Plateau, Mr Michael Otokpa clarified this in a statement on Friday in Jos, the State capital.
He explained that contrary to the news making the rounds, INEC has concluded preparations for the conduct of the election.
“The attention of Plateau INEC Head Office has been drawn to a so-called ‘Breaking News’ circulating on social media claiming that the re-run has been postponed until further notice because of the absence of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on the ballot.
“The Plateau INEC wishes to inform the public that contrary to the so-called breaking news, it has concluded preparations for the conduct of the election on Saturday.
“We also wish to inform the public that the Nigeria Police, as the lead security agency, has given us assurance that they have made all arrangements to secure the election, along with all the sister security agencies,” he stated.
Otokpa called on members of the public to come out en masse to cast their votes.