#ElectionPostponed: Buhari Faults INEC’s Decision
President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign council has faulted the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the 2019 general elections by one week.
In an early morning broadcast on election day, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said the Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled to hold today would now hold next Saturday while that of governorship, state houses of Assembly and Abuja area councils had been shifted to March 9.
Buhari Presidential Campaign Council's position was contained in a statement by its spokesman, Mr Festus Keyamo, on Saturday.
“We condemn and deprecate this tardiness of the electoral umpire in the strongest terms possible,” Keyamo said.
The Senior Advocate of Nigeria said President Muhammadu Buhari had cooperated fully with INEC “by ensuring everything it demanded to conduct free and fair elections were promptly made available to it.”
He described the postponement as a disappointment to the ruling All Progressives Congress and its supporters across the country.
“We do hope that INEC will remain neutral and impartial in this process as the rumour mill is agog with the suggestion that this postponement has been orchestrated in collusion with the main opposition,” he alleged.
“Let us not give anyone the opportunity to plunge this nation into a crisis, which is what they earnestly desire,” he advised.
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