Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has given more details on why the commission had to postponed the general elections scheduled to hold on February 16 and March 2, 2019.
The INEC chairman addressing stakeholders on Saturday in Abuja said, political influence did not cause the postponement of the elections.
He, However, said, “The decision has nothing to do with security, political influence or inadequate resources”.
Prof. Yakubu also said the main reason for the postponement was mainly logistical challenges faced in deploying human and material resources for the conduct of the elections.
He also mentioned as drawback what he described as an attempt to sabotage the commission’s effort, with the fire incidents which ravaged its offices in different parts of the country, the worst being the case in Awka, Anambra State, where over four thousand card readers were destroyed in a fire that gutted the facilities where they were stored.