The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has rescheduled the 2019 Presidential, Governorship Polls.
This was announced by the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu at a world press conference by 2:30am on Saturday at the Commission’s headquarters in Abuja.
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The decision was reached after an emergency meeting by the commission in the late hours of Friday 15th February. This was to review the implementation of its logistics and operational plan and determination to conduct free and credible elections.
However, “the Commission came to the conclusion that proceeding with the elections as scheduled is no longer feasible” Mahmood said.
A new date has been set for the polls, with Saturday, February 23 for the Presidential and National Assembly elections. The Governorship and House of Assembly Elections is rescheduled for Saturday March 9, 2019.
“This was a difficult decision for the Commission to take, but necessary for the successful delivery of the elections and the consolidation for our democracy”, he added.
He also stated that key stakeholders will be addressed by the Commission on the development by 2pm today.