The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has made it clear that it has no plan to postpone the 2019 general election as reported a national newspaper today, Wednesday and quoted by some online media as well as social media.
In a statement today, Wednesday to debunk the story, chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, chief press secretary to the INEC chairman, Professor Mahmoud Yakubu said that at no time the INEC Chairman alluded to the notion that the Commission “may shift 2019 polls over threat of violence” as reported by the national newspaper
“Our attention has been drawn to a story with the headline – We May Shift 2019 Polls Over Threat Of Violence – INEC which appeared on the front page of a national newspaper today, but which did not correctly reflect what the Independent National Electoral Commission Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu said at the meeting.
“To be sure, INEC has no plan to postpone the 2019 General Elections.”
A newspaper had reported that INEC might shift the 2019 polls over threats of violence, saying that the chairman made the remarks at the Inter-agency Consultative Committee on Election Security (ICCES) meeting that took place at the commission’s headquarters on September 11.