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Saturday, February 16, 2019

INEC Has Postponed Saturday's Presidential Election To Next WEEK

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has postponed the February 16 Presidential and National Assembly elections.








The polls will now hold Saturday February 23.


This was one of the decisions reached early Saturday morning in a meeting INEC chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, had with the 12 national commissioners in Abuja.

Addressing the media at about 2:45am, Yakubu explained that the shift was mainly due to logistics problems faced by the commission.

“Following a careful review, the commission came to the conclusion that proceeding with the elections will not be feasible”, he said.


Yakubu explained that the decision was taken in order to give the nation a free, fair and credible exercise.


“Furthermore, the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly and FCT elections will hold on Saturday March 9”, the electoral commission chief added.


The national elections are expected to hold at 119,973 polling units across the country while collation of results will take place in 8,809 Registration Areas or Wards, 774 Local Government Areas and 36 States and the FCT.

This is not the first time that the commission would postpone a scheduled general election.

from dailypost

60 comments:

  1. Mad country ...wasted money travelling how person go come do now kai

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    1. My heart bleeds for people that have already fixed their wedding on the 23rd of February. @Blessed Princess

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    2. I cant tell how angry I feel right now, can you imagine the nonsense😡😡. People travelled just to vote, now that time and money is gone. I almost booked a hotel just to be close to my ward last night but didnt leave work on time. Cant imagine I'd have wasted that money😡😡😡.

      Inec una no try at all o. This is all shade of wrong😡

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    3. No vex, I wasted money too but I'm still coming back to vote. I cannot afford to suffer for another 4 years. My vote must count. We vote out incompetency. Nigerians are not taking nonsense anymore

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    4. That's the purpose, frustrate people so that they won't come back next wk to vote, but God pass them

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    5. Kai! I travelled with 3 kids fa! I will be back. Nothing is stopping me from voting. I'm more determined to vote now. Their plans to rig will not be achieved. I must vote oh

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  2. Nigeria is totally a Shame.so angry!!!!!

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  3. Which way Nigeria? So INEC comfortable waited for all the sensitive materials to get to the polling boots before the postponement of the Election? INEC so four years is not enough for you people to plan the election? LET THE RIGGING BEGIN. @Blessed Princess

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    1. Exactly what they did, my hubby came all the way to vote... apc is just useless, in 20 fucking 19

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  4. Day of election it's unheard of..y not on a Thurs or even Friday morn which kain country be dis..This country no get calendar rara
    Nwannefanemmanuel😎😎😎😎🙂🙂

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  5. So INEC finally boycotted sorry I mean postponed the election to next week. This was exactly what Ayodele Fayose said two days ago, that the commission is planning to shift the election, but they kept saying that the commission have no intention or reason whatsoever to shift the election. So what did change or happened now?

    Do you think if Buhari was confident of winning today, the election would have been shifted? The same Jonathan scenario is beginning to  play out again. Don't I just love history?

    What will one week do for them that the whole one year they have been planning couldn't do for them. Which logistics are they talking about? The same logistics  they keep telling us all along that is fully covered and taken care of. Didn't they tell us they are fully on ground and prepared for this elections.

    When Good luck shifted the elections, did it guaranteed him winning? Obviously No. So what makes APC in connivance with INEC thinks it will be any way different?

    Truth is that every attempt of them to rigged the election was uncovered, so they need extra one week to re-strategize. Don't forget, already thumb printed ballot papers for APC were found in Kano, Ogun and Ikorodu. Now you understand how Kano got the million votes they used in defeating Jonathan.

    I won't be surprised to hear that Oshiomhole was the one that instructed INEC to postpone the elections, for he is good at such criminality. Remember what Buhari said, no one can unseat him. Isn't that the height of desperation? Now you understand again why the elections were shifted as to destabilize and disfranchise the people but believe me, we will beat them at their own game.

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    1. Bros I am so tired, at this point I don't know what to say or do. Let God judge them. APC want to win by all cost despite the fact that Nigerians have told them that they don't want them again. @Blessed Princess

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    2. INEC Chairman has to be sacked and arrested. He is not fit to carry on with the election. @Blessed Princess

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    3. Logistics reasons? What a very silly and easy excuse,Fayose already said it 2 days ago,what happens to those who has already traveled to vote ,the corp members, the foreign and local observers?

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    4. Attahiru Jega on his own didn't shifted 2015 elections but Jonathan did. So why is Yakubu shifting this election if an order from a sitting president. This shows partisanship of the INEC that supposed to be an unbiased umpire.

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    5. Read Atiku’s full statement below:

      As you know, the Independent National Electoral Commission has announced a postponement of the elections until 23 February and 9 March respectively.

      The Buhari administration has had more than enough time and money to prepare for these elections and the Nigerian people were poised and ready to perform their civic responsibility by voting in the elections earlier scheduled for Saturday, 16 February, 2019.

      This postponement is obviously a case of the hand of Esau but the voice of Jacob. By instigating this postponement, the Buhari administration hopes to disenfranchise the Nigerian electorate in order to ensure that turn out is low on the rescheduled date. Nigerians must frustrate their plans by coming out in even greater numbers on Saturday, 23 February and Saturday, 9 March respectively.

      Knowing that the Nigerian people are determined to reject them, they are desperate and will do anything in their power to avoid their rejection by the Nigerian people.

      Their plan is to provoke the public, hoping for a negative reaction, and then use that as an excuse for further anti-democratic acts.

      As such, I call on all Nigerians to be patient. We have tolerated the maladministration of this government for four years. We can extend our tolerance a few more days and give them our verdict via our votes.

      Maintain the peace and be law abiding. Do not react to this provocation with anger, violence or any action that might be exploited by those who do not want this election to hold. Remain calm. We will overcome this. You can postpone an election, but you cannot postpone destiny.

      Please come out to vote on Saturday, 23 February and Saturday, 9 March respectively. Frustrate those who do not want this election to hold by coming out in very large numbers. That is the best antidote to their plans.

      May God bless you and may God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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    6. Atiku is such a peaceful soul. @Blessed Princess

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    7. 😂😂😂 Funny people and comedic comments.

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  6. Na so we hear oo... It must be really hard for INEC to have made this decision considering how much they had insisted there won’t be a postponement. The big question is what are the implications? Will campaigns continue? Will school children go back to school or continue with a longer break? Those who have traveled what would they do? Corps members that have been posted to various places nko? It must have been really hard for INEC really.

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  7. Their plan is to frustrate everybody, incompetent people everywhere. We die for this election, I must cast my vote.

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    1. We die for this election kwa. There's power in the tongue sweetie. Nobody will die and you wont die.

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  8. Rubbish.
    Incompetence!
    Whaf happens to those that travelled? Money wasted? Those that have events for next week?
    These people are not serious.
    But anything is better than postponing some while others continue. Cos that would have fuelled rigging and violence like it hapoened in Osun.
    Na Corp member i pity. They slept on the floor for nothing

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    1. For four years they are still not ready....just so annoying.

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  9. What a country.

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  10. Tor Alhamdulilahi! Infact yesterday there were rumors that the erection would be postponed...pple that understood inecs bod language.

    But what about the inconveniences caused? Pple would be stucked in their hometowns.chaii

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    1. I'm not surprised gaskia! We've never been a serious country na.

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    2. Lol at erection! More lol at body language.

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  11. They want to perfect the rigging very well. After 4 years inec cannot get it right. Just 3 hours to elections you postpone.

    I pity people that will want to demonstrate or fight this.

    Buhari cabals told them to postpone. They saw defeats glaringly facing them.


    Let me look for my pcv. I did not bother but now I must vote. My vote must count

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    1. APC is the worst party in Nigeria. BUHARI GO BACK TO DUARA. Tinubu and Oshomole just Know that God is watching. @Blessed Princess

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  12. They had ample time and opportunity to have reached this decision before now. What happens to innocent Corp members posted to remote villages hundreds of kilometers away. What happens to workers who have travelled in a week’s leave for this, what about sensitive election materials already delivered and unsealed ready for use today?

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  13. So this is nor a rumour. Which way Nigeria. How can they postpone election at that time of the day...

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  14. this is just a strategy to discourage people.so many people have traveled to vote. why was the election not postponed since but few hours to day break.

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    1. Who postpones election few hours to go? Is four years not enough to plan ? These people are so inconsiderate, they just shattered peoples plan and created lots of inconvenience, am so angry

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  15. Apc is well out to rig this election

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  16. I just hope I don't get malaria from the mosquito bites I suffered... they won't see me there next week.

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  17. which way my country? God punish the people behind this

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  18. In a normal country, this man would be sacked. But then again this is Nigeria where we accept nonsense, or go behind our phones like we are doing now instead of matching on the streets peacefully to demand our rights. Why can't we all boycott these elections until they give us a long term reason that this will not happen again.This is 2019 for God's sake.

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  19. Saw the news around 4am on bbc, i had to log on to confirm it. Bunch of incompetent fools we have, running the affairs of this country. INEC had a whole four years to prepare for this one day, and they just couldn't do it!
    Whatever happened to a 24hrs headups, i'm sure they knew even 48hrs ago that it won't be possible to hold the polls today, but mba they had to do it the typical Nigerian way.
    My friend just called me now, he travelled all the way from lag to enugu, he was like "abamade have you seen how useless the country is?"

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  20. I'm not surprised at all, it happened the last time so it was expected. This is another opportunity to steal from the cookie jar cos I believe they will demand more money to run some logistics. Mtchewww

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  21. I must cast my vote

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  22. This is heart breaking. So many people travelled for this.


    Buhari is not staying . They can continue to postpone

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  23. maybe due to the sensitive material burnt in anambra and other states.but inec can lie sha.

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  24. I travelled 14 hours to go and vote. They cannot discourage me. I will travel 14 hours again next week. The money pain me but I'm thinking of 4 years suffering. My vote must count, Nigerians shouldn't be discouraged. We must not allow plans to rig the election work. No more to incompetency!

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  25. This is pure EVIL. I wonder who the INEC Chairman is working for? I have been suspecting him.

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    1. Who else if not APC. @Blessed Princess

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  26. I'm just so pained... What sort of useless country is this?... Why wait till few hours to the election day to postpone election... This is just the height of incompetence.
    These people don't even consider us before making decisions, People travelled for this election, People have events slated for next week.
    I've lost the very little faith I have for this country.

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  27. If you think voting is the only way to change things in Nigeria, then we are even more delusional than I thought. So in 2019 we can't boycott these elections and demand our rights by protesting peacefully as to the reasons why inec thinks we are stupid.

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    1. Dumb talk. Try it and you will get shot.

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  28. I got d breaking news last nite from Sahara report INEC said it's fake news only for them to confirm it.fake country.

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  29. They did it in order to frustrate the Foreign observers. They think the observers will all leave and they can have their way. Those observers aren’t going nowhere. Na to balance for hotel wait till next week.

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  30. Suddenly people's memories are hazy! During Jonathan's era, same thing happened! A situation where every Dike, Abiodun and Umar is a Professor, all sorts of opinions will be flying around! I am very sure most of the people complaining on here don't even know the meaning of "Logistics" if you ever run a company or you work at the logistics department you will understand the challenges that can come up at the last minute of execution. Like I said, most people passing comments are too blind with sentiments. In as much as I understand the inconveniences, still some people should stop reasoning with their ANUS! Jeez!

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    1. You that don't reason from your anus, how do you explain a logistic that was just discovered 8hours to election? Doesn't that show incompetence?

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  31. This is pure wickedness. Why didn't they announce this on Thursday or Friday morning? What happens to those that already traveled to cast their votes! APC is doing some fishy things underground but God will frustrate them this time around. God please expose every hidden agenda targeted against the success of this elections. I'm so angry right now.

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  32. This is a deliberate act...

    So what happens to the election materials that has gone out?

    How would they recall those materials back?...

    My Inlaw has to postpone their program for next week now...

    If inec like shift election to next year, I must vote oh...

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  33. Height of incompetency and lack of regard for Nigerian citizens

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  34. Nawa o...and my in-law wedding is meant to hold next week Saturday now they have destabilize someone

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