HAPPENING NOW: INEC Postpones Presidential Elections

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HAPPENING NOW: INEC Postpones Presidential Election

The 2019 presidential elections have been postponed, SKYTREND NEWS can confirm.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) though not yet officially announced the decision, but report from multiple sources confirmed that the announcement will be made any moment from now.

The announcement will also include the new election date.

Multiple sources close to the electoral commission said the postponement is being considered due to some logistics challenges being faced by the commission in many states.

The electoral body is facing difficulty distributing sensitive electoral materials to some states of the federation, an official said.

The Chairman of INEC, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, is currently locked in a meeting with stakeholders, including international and local observers.

Sources close to the commission was quoted as saying that the commission is discussing the possibility of shifting the date of the election by one week over logistics problems.

An insider said some reasons were being tabled before the stakeholders by the commission as possible reasons why the election might be shifted.

A formal announcement is expected after the Friday night meeting, our sources said.

“There will definitely be a postponement but we are yet to take a decision on the new date,” an official said.

SKYTREND NEWS UPDATED NEWS

CONFIRMED: INEC Chairman Announces Postponement Of Presidential Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has moved the presidential and national assembly elections till February 23.

The governorship and state assembly elections will now hold on March 9.



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has officially announced the postponement of the 2019 presidential, governorship and national assembly election.

The Chairman of INEC, Prof Mahmood Yakubu made the announcement after concluding its emergency meeting with stakeholders, including international and local observers.

New dates for Presidential and national assembly elections will now be Saturday 23rd February, 2019 while Governorship elections will now hold March 9th, 2019.

The electoral body is facing difficulty distributing sensitive electoral materials to some states of the federation, the INEC Chairman said.






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