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Election 2015 Postponement: INEC Close To Caving To Pressure by ishiamu(m): 4:04pm On Feb 06, 2015
In a press statement released today, the Independent
National Electoral Commission (INEC) opened the door to
the possibility of postponing general elections that are
currently scheduled to hold on February 14 and 28, 2015.
A high-level source at INEC told a correspondent of
SaharaReporters that the commission’s chairman, Attahiru
Jega, had been rattled by pressure from the Presidency and
the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, and was now open to
a possible postponement of the elections.
At a charged meeting of the National Council of States that
held in Abuja yesterday, Mr. Jega had argued firmly that his
commission was ready and committed to conducting the
elections on the current schedule. However, the INEC
source disclosed that the electoral chairman had been
disquieted by the seeming determination of President
Goodluck Jonathan’s close associates to force a
postponement in the face of dwindling prospects for the
incumbent president’s re-election.
“Even though Professor Attahiru Jega wants to hold the
elections as scheduled, he has seen that even some of his
senior officials have been bought by the Presidency and are
singing a different tune,” said our INEC source.
Our INEC source added that Mr. Jega “feels some of the
forces at the Presidency and within INEC may be trying to
sabotage the election in order to rubbish his reputation. So
he has now decided to call all the stakeholders to a
meeting to discuss whether to postpone or not.”
A statement released today by INEC read, “On Thursday,
February 5, 2015, the Chairman of the Independent National
Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, was
invited to brief the National Council of States (NCS) on the
preparedness of INEC to conduct the 2015 general
elections. He made a presentation titled ‘Preparations for
the 2015 General Elections: Progress Report.’ The National
Security Adviser (NSA) and Armed Services Chiefs also
briefed the Council on the current security situation.
“As a follow-up to that meeting, the Commission has
scheduled a consultative meeting with chairmen and
secretaries of all registered political parties, as well as a
meeting with the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs)
on Saturday, February 7, 2015.
“Thereafter, the Commission will address a press
conference to brief the nation on its decision with regard to
whether or not the general elections will hold as currently
scheduled.”



http://saharareporters.com/2015/02/06/election-2015-postponement-inec-close-caving-pressure
Re: Election 2015 Postponement: INEC Close To Caving To Pressure by annexes: 4:07pm On Feb 06, 2015
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Re: Election 2015 Postponement: INEC Close To Caving To Pressure by adahib: 4:27pm On Feb 06, 2015
The election must hold....
Re: Election 2015 Postponement: INEC Close To Caving To Pressure by Bayswater: 4:30pm On Feb 06, 2015
Almost 38% of registered voters have not been able to collect their PVCs and you want the election to go ahead. That's gross failure on Jega's part, I expect the APC gutter water to blame GEJ for Jega's seeming ineptitude.
Re: Election 2015 Postponement: INEC Close To Caving To Pressure by BraveAfrican(m): 4:37pm On Feb 06, 2015
Ok

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