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2019 election postponement: Nigerians react

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The news of the postponement of the 2019 general election came as a shock to many Nigerians, and they have taken to Twitter to air their views on the development.

The Independent National Electoral Commission in Nigeria (INEC) on Friday night announced a shift in the general elections dates to February 23 and March 9 respectively.

The new schedule was announced by the Chairman of the commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, early Saturday morning after an emergency meeting with security officials, election observers and other political stakeholders.

See some reactions gathered by LailasNews below;

@_Tolexy – No owanbe, no election, no premier league, no work.
INEC turned this weekend to a useless and boring one. This is too bad.

@____Jumoke – There is no way anybody can concume that it is not Buhari that postponed this Election.

After preparing for a whole 4 years

INEC fall my hand 😒

@ayosogunro – INEC said logistics. “Logistsics” is one of the most fraudulently ambiguous words in the Nigerian lexicon. Like love, it covers a multitude of sins.

@SoberSodje – I haven’t even received my training allowance yet. but I managed to show up for the process. slept outside ontop grass. and that was after standing for hours at the inec office. and you fucking postponed the election!!!

@Ediong – INEC who couldnt give Zamfara APC additional 24 hours to finish their wrestling match primaries, want Nigerians to give them 7 days. I thought the election was based on timetable. Now they’ve distorted the timetable, they must apologise to Zamfara APC bcos they’re not any better.

@BITO_WALE – There is nothing INDEPENDENT in INEC. If you know, you know.

@DrJoeAbah – When our uncaring airlines postpone our flights & just tell us it’s for “operational reasons”, they at least pretend to “regret any inconveniences this may cause.” INEC couldn’t even be bothered to pretend that it regrets any inconveniences caused to us. Poor!

@dr_khalidz – So what are we going to do today sef? No election. No wedding. Nothing. We go just dey! Dey vex for INEC

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