The recent postponement of the much-awaited general elections that were expected to kick-off on Saturday, February 16, has triggered series of mixed reactions and comments from stakeholders, including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo's spokesman, Laolu Akande and Nigerians generally, especially on social media.
Nigerians on social media have aired their views on the shifting of the general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday, February 16.
No doubt, the development has caused much inconvenience for quite a lot of persons who have some personal plans after the presidential and National Assembly polls before it was postponed. Some have even berated the electoral body and condemned its decision.
On his part, Laolu Akande, the spokesman of Nigeria's vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, has expressed regret over the shifting of the polls, adding that his principal was in Lagos and President Muhammadu Buhari was in Daura, Katsina state, ready for the elections when the announcement of the postponement was made.
However, some supporters of the two topmost political parties for the elections, APC and PDP, have expressed certainty of victory come what may.
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This was announced in Abuja by the chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmood Yakubu around 2.45 am on Saturday, February 16, after he held an emergency meeting with security officials, election observers and other stakeholders.
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He said proceeding with the election as scheduled is no longer feasible and as result of this, the election was postponed by a week.
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