13 Facts About The General Election Postponement You Need to Know

  1. The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu said the decision to postpone the elections arises after a meeting with INEC Commissioners, citing “logistics’’ problems as issues that necessitated the postponement.
  2. Yakubu said the decision became more important after reviewing the level of the commission’s preparedness for the exercise, though it was a difficult decision, but was necessary for successful delivery of the elections and to consolidate on Nigeria’s democracy.
  3. President Buhari said he got the news of the postponement of the election at 4.30 a.m on the Election Day.
  4. Describing the election postponement as most unfortunate as the INEC had all the time and resources required to conduct the election, PMB vows that the exact cause must be unravel after the elections. adsbygoogle || []).push({}); “We have to know exactly what happened, we cannot accept incompetence”, He said.
  5. the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Akwa Ibom, Mike Igini, blamed politicians for the postponement, saying that the failures of political parties to stick to INEC’s timetables and a plethora of petitions against the INEC with regards to primaries, was one of the main reasons why the 2019 general elections was postponed.
  6. NAN reports that security agencies discovered opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) plan to induce voters with the sum of $3million (N1.8billion) in each state.
  7. PDP is reported to have also co-opted ex-staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recruit loyal ad hoc staff for the elections.
  8. A member of the National Peace Committee, NPC, a body headed by former Head of State Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, has been discovered to be in the work plan of PDP.
  9. Agencies have intercepted alleged compromise of some officers of the policemen, INEC and other security agents in some states.
  10. Intelligence report by the security agencies, including the alleged implication of a former top official of INEC, may be presented to the chairman of the INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu,
  11. President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered security operatives to deal with ballot boxes snatchers and trouble makers ruthlessly.
  12. Experts said the postponement have increased economic uncertainty,Companies’ strategies at risk, overbearing costs andWaste of national resources.
  13. The new dates are February 23rd for the presidential and national assembly elections, and March 9th 2019 for governorship and state assemblies’ elections.

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