Breaking: INEC Postpones 2019 Elections, Cites Reasons (Video)

The freelance National Electoral Commission (INEC), Nigeria’s electoral umpire, has shifted the 2019 Presidential and National Assembly elections until Feb twenty three. Naija News reports that the Commission additionally deferred the position and state assembly elections, it’ll currently hold on March nine. Giving a reason for the choice, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu aforementioned the choice was taken when a careful review of the set up for the exercise. His words:  “Following a careful review of the implementation of its supply and operational set up and therefore the determination to conduct free, truthful and credible elections, the commission came to the conclusion that continuing with the elections as scheduled isn’t any longer possible,” he said. “Consequently, the commission has determined to schedule the Presidential and National Assembly Elections to Saturday, twenty three Feb 2019. “Furthermore, the position, State House of Assembly and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) space Council Elections is rescheduled to Saturday ninth March 2019. this can afford the Commission the chance to deal with known challenges so as to take care of the standard of our elections. “This was a troublesome call for the Commission to require, however necessary for the triple-crown delivery of the elections and therefore the consolidation of our democracy.” Yakubu declared that the commission can meet key stakeholders to update them on the event at a pair of pm on Saturday. Watch the video below… #NigeriaDecides: Breaking: @inecnigeria Chairman Mahmood Yakubu Postpones 2019 day, #NigeriaDesides2019 #ThisIsNigeria #Elections2019 pic.twitter.com/eVwarhsuXO — #NigeriaDecides2019 (@NaijaNews) Feb sixteen, 2019 This on-line news platform recollects that the Commission had summoned stakeholders to AN emergency meeting on weekday night following supply downside in some states. Naija News reports that the address of the INEC chairman has set the controversies encompassing the postponement of the elections to rest.

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