The Peoples Democratic Party has now rejected the new dates announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission for the conduct of the general elections. According to the National Chairman of the party, Prince Secondus, shoddy arrangements for the elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission was a deliberate agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari to cling on to power.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced a reschedule of the February 16 National Assembly and Presidential elections to Saturday, February 23rd 2019, and the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections earlier scheduled for March 2nd to Saturday, March 9 2019,citing logistic concerns. Chairman of the election management body, Professor Mahmood Yakub disclosed this at the commission’s Headquarters in Abuja during a at a short press briefing held early Saturday in company of INEC National Commissioners.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reacted to criticisms that met the appointment of President Muhammadu Buhari’s niece, Amina Zakari as head of its collation centre for the forthcoming presidential election. While the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and many other political parties have rejected the appointment, the development has caused outrage on social media.