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Breaking: INEC Postpones Presidential Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission in Nigeria (INEC) on Friday night announced a shift in the general elections dates to February 23 and March 9 respectively.

The new schedule was announced by the Chairman of the commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, early Saturday morning after an emergency meeting with security officials, election observers and other political stakeholders.

He said the postponement was due to logistic and operational reasons.

According to him, the new dates for the elections are 23 February and 9 March for the Presidential and National Assembly, as well as the governorship, state houses of assembly and FCT Area Council elections respectively.

It would be recalled that the Presidential/National Assembly Election was initially billed for today February 16 while the Governorship/States Assemblies election was billed for Saturday, March 2.

According to Prof. Yakubu, “the commission came to the conclusion that proceeding with the election is no longer feasible.”

He added that “This was a difficult decision for the commission to take but necessary” for the success of the elections.

 

– Punch

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