The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday blamed some unseen forces for late arrival of officials and election materials in some polling units in Kogi State.
Mr Haliru Sule, the state’s INEC Voter Education and Publicity Officer, said this in an interview with NAN in Lokoja.
Sule said, “As an election umpire, INEC made adequate preparations for this off circle governorship election, yet we still experienced some hitches here an there.
“To us these hitches are deliberate sabotage by some unseen forces.
“We did not expect the sudden dearth of vehicles that could transport our Adhoc staff and materials to heir respective polling units.
“But all the same, we tried our best and over came the challenges, which gave room for smooth and peaceful conduct of the election.”
He continued: “We are confident that at the end of the exercise, it would be said that it was free, fair, credible and successful.
“We are appreciative of the efforts of the security operatives at giving our personnel and the electorates adequate security cover for a peaceful and successful election.”