There is no plan to postpone the 2019 elections – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured Nigerians that there are no plans to postpone the 2019 elections.

There is no plan to postpone the 2019 elections - INEC lailasnews

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Yakubu Mahmood, said this while reacting to claims that the elections might be postponed due to the several litigations arising from the primaries organised by political parties. He said;

“Court cases arising from the conduct of congresses and primaries have risen to 640. INEC has been dragged to court 640 times; we have received 540 requests for a certified true copy of documents. We have received 186 petitions over the conduct of congresses and party primaries.

“It is the policy of INEC to obey court orders. People ask if the judgments from these courts are decided close to elections if INEC will postpone the elections. INEC will not postpone any elections but we will make contingency arrangements in case some of the orders come close to elections.”

Speaking at a stakeholders meeting organised by INEC in Abuja Thursday February 7th, Mahmood said the commission has been dragged to court 640 times and received 540 applications for the certified true copy of documents arising from the various primaries but that none of these cases would warrant the elections to be postponed.

“Let me assure the nation and the stakeholders that smart card reader will be deployed in the 2019 elections. The next big issue for us is the voter register and the availability of the PVC” he said

He also assured the stakeholders at the meeting that “INEC would never fail Nigerians”.


  1. You’ve done well by educating us because that’s the rumour making the rounds as at today

  2. please oo not this time oo the election can not be postpone at all for any other thing. please let get sense.
    i know they want to do cheating if they postpone the election and this will brings another worse leader to rule

  3. Good, please election shouldn’t be prospone for any reason, and that is why we have different types of elections, the by election , re run election and so on

  4. What ever it will take for election to hold on it due date prof, pls do so that election will not be postponed.

  5. Please there is no need for such postponement, Nigerians have waited so long for this election, let it come and go abeg.

  6. Please ooo there should not be any postponement of any sort…..We just want to go ahead with the election and get it done with

  7. Okkk
    Better they should do this election fast pls so that man go rest
    Am tired of seeing people as official

  8. the PVC is really a big issue.
    i went to collect my PVC but was not granted, i was inform to come after election

  9. Postpone kee? No way? You people have perfected the cheating plan. No postponement abeg. Let it come and pass

  10. Please postpone the election, it seems light improved this year unlike the previous years, it is because of elections.

  11. That must not happen why will I postpone the election it must not happen let them vote for who they want to vote for and still who enter

  12. Yes ooo no need because they need time to rub nd do evil they want to do no Time so please oo no need postpone anything

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