Buhari Reacts To Election Postponement - I am deeply disappointed. - Updates CRIB

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Buhari Reacts To Election Postponement - I am deeply disappointed.



President Muhammadu Buhari showed his disappointment at INEC for postponing the elections few hours to the predetermined date.

He said Nigerian believed INEC complete readiness for the election after repeatedly assurance by the body that it well set for the polls.

He expressed his grievances in a tweet uploaded by his official Twitter handle @MBuhari :

"I am deeply disappointed that despite the long notice given and our preparations both locally and internationally, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) postponed the Presidential and National Assembly elections within hours of its commencement.

Many Nigerians have traveled to various locations to exercise their right to vote, and international observers are gathered.

INEC themselves have given assurances, day after day and almost hour after hour that they are in complete readiness for the elections. We and all our citizens believed them.

This administration has ensured that we do not interfere in any way with the work of INEC except to ensure that all funds were released to the commission.

While I reaffirm my strong commitment to the independence, neutrality of the electoral umpire & the sanctity of the electoral process & ballot, I urge all political stakeholders & Nigerians to continue to rally round INEC at this trying national moment in our democratic journey.

I, therefore, appeal to all Nigerians to refrain from all civil disorder and remain peaceful, patriotic and united to ensure that no force or conspiracy derail our democratic development.

I have decided to move back to Abuja to ensure that the 14.00 hrs meeting called by INEC with all stakeholders is successful."

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