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Election postponement: President Buhari threatens to deal with INEC

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Election postponement: President Buhari threatens to deal with INEC

By Ajogwu Jerry

President Muhammadu Buhari, at the crucial meeting organised by the All Progressive Congress (APC) on Monday, February 18, threatened that the Independent National Electoral Commission would have to explain to Nigerians why it suddenly postponed the election.

The electoral commission, in a memo released on Saturday, February 16, announced its decision to postpone the highly anticipated presidential and National Assembly elections citing ”logistics” reason.

But speaking at the meeting, which also had in attendance the APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, and top party leaders, the president vowed that INEC would not be given a soft landing over its shocking decision.

The president, who said INEC had all resources it needed to hold the election, lamented that he had to immediately leave his Daura home to attend to national issues due to the sudden postponement.

He said: “I have to leave my constituency and come to Abuja immediately because I was told of the decision of INEC about 4:30 in the morning.

”I told them in my statement at the airport that INEC had all the time and all the resources they wanted and then they have to wait for only six hours to cast the votes to tell us that it is not possible.

”Definitely, the reasons why such incompetence manifest itself has to be explained to the nation.”

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