INEC TALKS ON THE POSTPONEMENT OF NIGERIA's ELECTION. - Updates CRIB

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Friday, February 15, 2019

INEC TALKS ON THE POSTPONEMENT OF NIGERIA's ELECTION.



In respect of rumours flying around that the general elections scheduled on Saturday, 16th of Feburary has been postponed, INEC has spoken to address the situation.

Rotimi Oyekanmi, the chief press secretary to INEC’s chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has informed the newsmen that the commission has taken a decision after a crucial meeting attended by the chairman and 12 national commissioners.

Top officials of the commission had, previously gone into a crucial meeting at INEC headquarters, in respect of concerns that some electoral materials needed for the election were destroyed in some states while also, some available electoral materials were yet to get to some other states.

As a result of the crucial meeting, fears were and are still being nursed in some quarters as to the fate of the election as the situation keeps directing to a possible postponement of the election.

This is also following INEC’s complaint of some technical constraints it has faced few days to the election which may have affected its preparations for the conduct of the general elections.

However when asked to clarify on whether the election would hold or if it had been postponed,Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi simply said, “A decision has been taken, but you’d have to hear from the horse’s mouth.”

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