The independent national electoral commission, INEC Postponed the Nigeria General elections.
This was made known by the INEC chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu after an emergency meeting which held on 15th February 2019 to review its preparation for the 2019 General elections scheduled for Saturday, 16th February 2019 and Saturday 2nd, 2019.
He further mentioned that after careful review of the implementation of INEC logistics and it’s an operational plan and the determination to conduct free, credible, and fair elections, the commission concluded that the previously scheduled dates are no longer valid.
As result of these, the commission decided to reschedule the presidential and national elections exercise to Saturday 23rd February 2019, while the governorship, state house of assembly and federal capital territory (FCT) area council elections have been moved to Saturday 9th March.
The reschedules is to enable the independent national electoral commission to address the identified challenges in order to maintain the quality of the elections.
Yakubu made known that this was a difficult decision for the commission to take, but necessary for the successful delivery of the elections and the consolidation of Nigeria democracy.
The commission promised to meet with the key stakeholders to update them on the new development at 2 pm today Saturday 16th February 2019 at the Abuja international conference center.