The governorship and state assembly elections that were supposed to take place on March 11 have been postponed by the Independent National Electoral Commission by one week.
The new date for the polls is March 18, 2023.
This information was released in a statement on Wednesday that was signed by Festus Okoye, the National Commissioner and Chairman of INEC's Information and Voter Education Committee.
The choice was made following the discussion with the INEC chairman and his staff.
The postponement is coming about three days before the March 11 date earlier scheduled for the state elections.
The choice was also verified by a state resident electoral commissioner who spoke with our correspondent under the condition of anonymity.
As a result, all exercise-related activities have been rescheduled, particularly the state's inspection of confidential materials at the Central Bank of Nigeria.
INEC made this choice because it was unable to start the process of reconfiguring the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System machines that were used in the presidential and National Assembly elections on February 25 in a serious manner so that they could be used in the state elections.