INEC officially announced the postponement of the earlier schedule Presidential and National Assembly elections which is to come up on 16th Feb. 2019 to 23rd of February, 2019.
INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, According to him, “Following a careful review of the implementation of its logistics and operational plan, and the determination to conduct free, fair, and credible elections, the commission came to the conclusion that proceeding with the elections as scheduled is no longer feasible.”
The Governorship and State House of Representative election has also be shifted by one week to March 9 2019.
He also said “This was a difficult decision for the Commission to take, but necessary for the successful delivery of the elections and the consolidation of our democracy.
“The Commission will meet key stakeholders to update them on this development at 2pm on Saturday, 16th February 2019 at the Abuja international Conference Centre”, he added.”