The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has shifted the 2019 general election over logistics constraints.
This was announced in Abuja by the chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu around 2.45 am on Saturday, February 16, after he held an emergency meeting with security officials, election observers and other stakeholders. He said proceeding with the election as scheduled is no longer feasible and as result of this, the election was postponed by a week.
Consequently, a new date has been fixed for the presidential/National Assembly and the governorship/states assemblies election. Presidential and National Assembly elections will now hold on Saturday, February 23 while the governorship and state assembly elections will hold on Saturday, March 9.
Breaking News: The #NigeriaDecides2019 Elections now to hold on; 23rd February, 2019 for Presidential and National Assembly while the Governorship, State House of Assembly and the FCT Area Council Elections is to hold on 9th March, 2019. pic.twitter.com/6zhvBLQe2a
— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) February 16, 2019