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Reactions amidst postponement of Elections by INEC

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In the early hours of today, the independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) through the chairman Mahmood Yakubu announced the postponement of the Presidential and house of Assembly elections scheduled for today.

The electoral body made this known in a press conference by 3 AM today. The reason for this outcome was pegged on faults in logistics and operational planning.

The Presidential, Vice Presidential and House of Assembly elections have consequently been postponed to 23rd February 2019, one week from today.

The Governorship, State House of Assembly and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) area council elections have also been postponed to 9th March, 2019.

 

Since the announcement, there has been a an uproar of reactions by Nigerians all over the country. Both electorates and politicians have given their opinions on the matter.

Here’s the remarks of presidential candidates, Atiku Abubakar, Fela Durotoye and Kingsley Moghalu on their twitter handles:

 

 

President Muhammadu Buhari also on a twitter thread, expressed his disappointment and also urged Nigerians to stay calm.

The international observers were also personally briefed by the INEC chairman earlier today.

 

Nigerian Music act Davido also gave his take in a twitter post with the photo of the INEC elections postponement document. He captioned it thus: “The last President did the same no cause for alarm. To God be the glory…Delay is not denial”

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  1. Allen B

    February 16, 2019 at 22:18

    What will be, will be, if they like, let them move the election to next year, this time around, Nigerians will decide. I really appreciate the concern of other nations of the world in ensuring a peaceful, transparent and credible election. The world is watching.

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