2019 Elections Postponement: US, UK and Observer Groups Call for Calm

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Sunday, February 17, 2019 6.30PM / Observer Groups Monitoring 2019 Nigerian Elections

 

The Observer groups monitoring the 2019 general elections have in their joint statement, called for calm in the country over the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission to reschedule the Presidential/National Assembly and Gubernatorial/State House of Assembly elections to February 23rd and March 9th, 2019 respectively.

This was the resolution of the observer groups who met with the INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu yesterday in Abuja, after the announcement that the elections had been postponed.

The election observer groups mainly from the United Nations, European Union, Commonwealth, African Union, and the Economic Community of West African States urged INEC to adhere to the new election timetable.

Also, the United States and United Kingdom missions also reacted to the decision of INEC, by calling on Nigerians to be steadfast while tasking the electoral body to ensure a credible electioneering process.

The major political parties the All Progressives Congress, APC and the People’s Democratic Party, PDP both condemned the postponement of the elections by INEC.


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