The Presidential and the National Assembly elections scheduled for February 16, 2019, has been shifted by the Independent National Electoral Commission till February 23.
Naija News also reported that the governorship and state assembly elections will now hold on March 9.
The chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu in his statement stated that the decision was taken following a careful review of the implementation of its logistics and operational plan and the determination to conduct free, fair and credible elections.
Nigerians ever since the decision was revealed have taken to the micro-blogging site, Twitter, to share their views on the postponement of the elections.
See some reaction gathered by Naija News below:
Two days ago, I told Nigerians that the Presidency cabal were considering postponement of the elections because they knew that they can't win. Now I'm vindicated. With this, they have only succeeded in making their situation worse. Nigerians will defeat this tyranny ultimately. pic.twitter.com/0ddLrXI3Xb
— Peter Ayodele Fayose (@GovAyoFayose) February 16, 2019
INEC has confirmed that it has postponed the elections meant to hold today. This is deeply disappointing. We should not be preparing for elections as if we had 4 days to prepare for it, instead of FOUR YEARS! pic.twitter.com/mhZMjkR4o7
— Dr. Joe Abah (@DrJoeAbah) February 16, 2019
The opposition knew about this postponement days and several hours before it eventually became a reality. Can we still trust this INEC? Are they not working with the very people who already knew and announced that the election will be postponed?
— Abubakar Sidiq Usman (@MrAbuSidiq) February 16, 2019
Will INEC retrieve materials already deployed to States? Will they be secured for one week? Do we trust our politicians not to infiltrate the workers in the building where materials are kept, starts a fire or steal the materials?
— Oyèyẹmí Bámidélé (@Chrisbamidele) February 16, 2019
Truth is INEC is independent! This is solely on them! Let not be sentimental, we should not tie their incompetence to any political party, they had 4 years to put this together. 4 years! https://t.co/KEVRQgLNS8
— International MO’ (@Lilian_M_O) February 16, 2019
the INEC chairman should resign with immidiate effect! This is purely evil, people have traveled across to Nigeria to vote not to even talk of the foreign observers. I strongly condemn this incompetence and the disgrace this INEC have caused Nigerian. Its a shame
— Baban junior (@HonSadeeq) February 16, 2019
LMAO I was about to sleep but wait, I see some APC people pon the timeline blaming INEC and claiming INEC is compromised? LMAO the spins and strategy of this season. This turn by turn life. We are all mad in this country pic.twitter.com/8oMQ6uv0V7
— That Andy (@AndyMadaki) February 16, 2019
Dr., after perusing the press release, I came to a conclusion that INEC has no iota of respect for the electorates. No courtesy of "We apologize for any I conveniences this may have caused"
— Fallen Heros. #Metele (@Sammieston) February 16, 2019
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