It appears that chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC Prof. Mahmud Yakubu had been economical with the truth when he blamed poor weather condition for its inability to move election materials on schedule.

The INEC boss had on Saturday said the postponement of the presidential and National Assembly elections was because of bad weather which affected flight operations.

But the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, on Sunday said the country’s weather was good for flight operations on the eve of the elections.

Speaking via his verified Twitter handle on Sunday, Sirika tweeted that INEC should say something else instead of using weather as an excuse.

The minister also stated that all airports were directed to open 24 hours during the election period and further gave thumbs-down to INEC in his tweets.

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“INEC should say something else as weather was good for flight operations on the eve of elections, similarly all airports were directed to open 24 hours during the election period,” Sirika tweeted on Sunday.

However, the commission insisted that the weather was bad some days before the election day.

It said it did not claim that the weather was bad either on Saturday or Friday.

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