The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured Nigerians the Presidential and National Assembly elections would hold today as earlier scheduled.
The agency however allayed fears election would be postponed whereby debunking rumour making the rounds of the postponement of the election.
National Commissioner for Voter Education and Publicity at INEC, Mr. Festus Okoye, told DAILY POST Friday night that Nigerians should ignore the rumour.
“If stories are flying about, allow the stories to fly. What they are reporting is not true.”
Meanwhile, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, said his camp had foiled a plan to rig the polls in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari.
However, there is a threat to the polls in some areas as the INEC offices were set ablaze in Abia, Anambra, and Plateau States by ‘mysterious fire’, and thousands of electoral materials were burnt.
There are also threats to the election in parts of Niger State where INEC has announced that elections for the senatorial positions of Niger East and Niger North may not hold today as the ballot papers meant for the zone were missing.