The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has delayed to February 23rd, the General race prior booked for Saturday, February sixteenth, 2019.
Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
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INEC administrator, Professor Mahmood Yakubu,while instructions newsmen at the commission's central command, declared that proceeding with the decision as prior planned for now, sixteenth February, 2019, was never again possible.
As indicated by him,"Following a cautious survey of the usage of its coordinations and operational arrangement, and the assurance to lead free, reasonable, and believable races, the commission arrived at the resolution that procedure with the races as booked is never again attainable."
He along these lines reported that the presidential and National Assembly races had been moved to February 23, 2019.
He likewise said that the governorship and state get together races have additionally been moved by multi week to March 9, 2019.
As indicated by him, "therefore, the Commission has chosen to reschedule the Presidential and National Assembly Elections to Saturday, 23rd February 2019. Moreover, the Governorship, State House of Assembly and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Area Council Elections is rescheduled to Saturday ninth March 2019. This will manage the cost of the Commission the chance to address recognized difficulties so as to keep up the nature of our decisions.
"This was a troublesome choice for the Commission to take, however vital for the fruitful conveyance of the races and the solidification of our majority rules system.
"The Commission will meet key partners to refresh them on this improvement at 2pm on Saturday, sixteenth February 2019 at the Abuja universal Conference Center", he included."