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.”

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

According to him, “A decision has been taken, but you’d have to hear from the horse’s mouth.”

DON'T MISS

Three (3) Things Every Lady Wants From Her Man But Are Shy To Tell...

Three (3) Things Every Lady Wants From Her Man But Are Shy To Tell Them In as much as we know that getting a lady as your second and partner to belong in future, you...

I know we have wronged you, please forgive us-Senator Florence Ita-Giwa goes on her...

I know we have wronged you, please forgive us-Senator Florence Ita-Giwa goes on her knees to beg protesting residents in Cross Rivers state Senator Florence Ita-Giwa has appealed to Nigerians, particularly residents of Cross Rivers...

Enough Is Enough’ – IGP Orders AIGs, CPs, PMF, CTU, SPU Commanders To Reclaim...

Enough Is Enough’ – IGP Orders AIGs, CPs, PMF, CTU, SPU Commanders To Reclaim Public Space The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has ordered the immediate mobilization of all police organizational assets and resources...

Military Officer confronts policemen for shooting at crowd

Military Officer confronts policemen for shooting at crowd A military officer has been seen in a viral video confronting policemen for shooting at the crowd. The officer was heard telling the supposed head of the policemen...

NBC Fines Channels, AIT, Arise TV N9m Over #EndSARS Coverage

NBC Fines Channels, AIT, Arise TV N9m Over #EndSARS Coverage The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has fined Channels Television, African Independent Television (AIT) and Arise TV N3m each over their “unprofessional coverage” of the EndSARS...

If You’re Still Adding This Ingredient While Boiling Your Meat, Then You’re Damaging Your...

If You're Still Adding This Ingredient While Boiling Your Meat, Then You're Damaging Your Kidney When we buy meat from the market, we tend to wash it and then boil it to make it soft. But...
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments