The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that it suffered extensive damages, vandalisation of offices and facilities across the states during the destruction that trailed the EndSARS protests.
The commission said the damages were also felt in areas where bye-elections has been scheduled.
INEC National Commissioner and Chairman Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, who made the disclosure in a statement, said the commission as a result may have to consult stakeholders before agreeing on specific date for the bye-elections.
Recall that the commission had at its meeting with Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) suspended the bye-elections indefinitely because of the security situation in the country at the time, promising to review same after two weeks.
“Consequently, the commission will consult with political parties and civil society organisations on Tuesday, November 10, 2020 and then with the media and Inter-Agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) on Wednesday, November 11, 2020.
“The commission will thereafter meet again with the Resident Electoral Commissioners on Thursday, November 12, 2020 to decide on a date for the conduct of the bye-elections.”