Sunday, 8 February 2015

INEC official postpones elections. Now March 28th and April 11th

INEC chairman Prof. Attahiru Jega briefed the media on the outcome of their meeting yesterday. He said the 2015 general elections has been postponed by 6 weeks. Jega said the decision was made after briefings with various stakeholders notably political parties, security agencies, civil society and the media. He said 26 out of the 28 registered parties were at the meeting. Jega blamed the postponement on lack of security and collection of PVC. He said only 66% of the 96% PVCs has been collected

New dates: the presidential election will now hold March 28th while Governorship election will now hold April 11th.