Nigeria, March 9 -- The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the governorship and state houses of assembly elections by one week.

The elections arlier scheduled for Saturday 11 March will now hold on Saturday 18 March, the commission said in a statement by its spokesperson, Festus Okoye, on Wednesday night.

The first round of the elections - the presidential and national assembly elections - held as scheduled on 25th February.

The statement said the postponement was to make for adequate timing to reconfigure the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) ahead of the governorship and state assembly polls.

The Presidential Election Tribunal had restrained the commission from tampering with all sensitive materia...