Some few hours for eligible Nigerian voters to cast their votes nation wide,the Independent National Electoral commission (INEC),States the sudden change of plans to postponed the earlier scheduled Presidential and National Assembly Saturday,16th February elections to 23rd February 2019.
The commission which also shifted the governorship and State House of Assembly elections to one week that was earlier scheduled to hold on 2nd March but now postponed to hold on 9th March 2019.
According to the commission it is to enable them conduct a free,fair and credible elections in consolidating the country’s democracy.
INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmod Yakubu who signed an official Press statement and issued to Journalists in Abuja revealed that its logistics,operational plan and implementation was carefully reviewed.
This according to him is not feasible to conduct a most generally and acceptable elections.
The commission regret the change in plans as it consider it a difficult decision to take but necessary for the success delivery of the election and consolidation of democracy.
“The commission will meet key stakeholders to update them of this development at 2pm on Saturday, 16th February at the Abuja international conference centre.” He said