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.”

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