Nigeria’s electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the country’s Presidential and Parliamentary elections for a week to sort our logistical bottlenecks.
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu who briefed newsmen at about
Yakubu said, “Following a careful review of the implementation of its logistics and operational plan and the determination to conduct free, fair and credible elections, the Commission came to the conclusion that proceeding with the elections as scheduled is no longer feasible.”
Consequently, the Commission has decided to reschedule the Presidential and National Assembly Elections to Saturday, 23rd February 2019. Furthermore, the Governorship, State House of Assembly and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Area Council Elections
“This will afford the Commission the opportunity to address identified challenges in order to maintain the quality of our elections. “This was a difficult decision for the Commission to take, but necessary for the successful delivery of the elections and the consolidation of our democracy.”
“The Commission will meet key stakeholders to update them on this development at