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2019 General Election: INEC Postpones Presidential, Guber Polls

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2019 General Election: INEC Postpones Presidential, Guber Polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed Nigeria’s General Election scheduled to hold this Saturday, 16th February, across the country.

INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu announced the decision to postpone on Friday night, sighting failure to meet up with the logistics and operational plan as the reasons for the postponement.

“Following a careful review of the implementation of its logistics and operational plan and the determination to conduct a 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 Election is reschedule to Saturday 9th March 2019. This will aafford the Commission the opportunity to address identified challenges in order to maintain the quality of our election,” The INEC chairman said.

He also revealed that the Commission will meet key stakeholders to update them on this development at 2p.m. on Saturday, 16th February.

With this latest development, Nigeria’s Presidential and National Assembly Elections which was supposed to take place on 16th February will now take place on 23RD February; while the Gubernatorial and State House of Assembly Election has also been moved away from the initial date of 2nd March to 9th March 2019.

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