The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the elections earlier scheduled to start February 14th to now begin on March 28th. The Chairman of the electoral commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega disclosed this after a meeeting that comprised of stakeholders from the commission and the various political parties, many of which were representated by their chairman and secretary.
Contrary to popular speculations, the Independent National Electoral Comission (INEC) is NOT postponing the elections because there are many people who have not picked their permanent voters cards (PVC) yet. Rather, it is being postponed, according to INEC, because of the present security condition in North-Eastern Nigeria. “We cannot deploy staff and materials with no guarantee of security,” Jega told a press conference and added that “I want to assure Nigerians that no one is forcing the commission to take this decision. This is the best decision to take under these circumstances.”
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