Breaking: INEC May Postpone General Election Tonight – Sources
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) might postpone the Saturday’s presidential and national assembly elections tonight, a report has disclosed.
- INEC Chairman in a meeting with stakeholders
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) might postpone the
Premium Times and Punch Newspaper both quoted multiple sources confirming that the commission is faced with logistic problems in many states.
The reports said that INEC was considering postponing the election due to its inability to distribute sensitive electoral materials to some states of the federation.
The body is expected to make a former announcement tonight, a source reportedly said.
It’s uncertain about the new date and time the commission might fix.
“There will definitely be a postponement but we are yet to take a decision on the new date,” an official said.
The Chairman of the INEC, Prof Mahmood Yakubu is reportedly in a meeting with stakeholders, including international and local observers over the possibility of postponing the general election.
Meanwhile, INEC had earlier confirmed that it received a letter from the
The Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN directing it to postpone elections in Zamfara State.
Femi Falana, a self-acclaimed human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) advised the electoral body to ignore the directive.
The National Commissioner and Chairman Voter Education and Publicity, Mr Festus Okoye confirmed the receipt of the letter, but added that it has yet to take any concrete decision.
According to him, “The commission has received the letter from the AGF. The commission is studying the letter and the accompanying attachments. The commission will make its position known as soon as possible.”