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NEWS: INEC finally postpones Nigeria’s general election to February 23rd

Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has
postponed to February 23rd, the General election earlier
scheduled for Saturday, February 16 , 2019.

Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
Read: INEC’s Full Report On Postponement Of Nigeria’s
Election
INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu,while briefing
newsmen at the commission’s headquarters, announced
that continuing with the election as earlier scheduled for
today, 16th February, 2019, was no longer feasible.
According to him,“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.”
He therefore announced that the presidential and National
Assembly elections had been moved to February 23, 2019.
He also said that the governorship and state assembly
elections have also been moved by one week to March 9,
2019.
According to him, “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 is
rescheduled to Saturday 9th March 2019. 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 2pm on Saturday, 16th
February 2019 at the Abuja international Conference
Centre”, he added.”

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