Following the postponement of the 2019 general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) the electoral umpire is right now meeting with Nigeria’s former Heads of state, ostensibly to address concerns regarding the development.
The commission had fixed a stakeholders meeting for 2pm at the National Collation Centre in Abuja, but it was gathered that the stakeholders’ meeting could not immediately commence because of the parley with the country’s former leaders.
Oluwole Osaze-Uzi, INEC’s Director of Voter Education, Publicity, Gender and Civil Society Liaison told the stakeholders that:
“The Chairman and National Commissioners would have been here, but they are currently meeting with former Heads of state. But they will soon be here.”
Also, an official of INEC, Oluwole Osaze-Ozie climbs the podium to apologise for starting the event late.
Oluwole said that the INEC chairman and officials of the commission is still in a meeting with key stakeholders and former heads of state and presidents.
Oluwole said the briefing would commence immediately after the meeting.
Recall that Continentour.com.ng earlier reported that Atiku Abubakar, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, alleged that the postponement of the general election by INEC is “obviously a case of the hand of Esau but the voice of Jacob.”
In a statement released in the early hours of Saturday, February 16, Atiku blamed the postponement of the elections on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration, saying the government had “more than enough time and money to prepare”.
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