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Published On: Sat, Feb 7th, 2015

INEC Set to Postpone February 14 Elections by Six Weeks

Atahiru Jega

Atahiru Jega

LAGOS FEBRUARY 6TH (URHOBOTODAY)-Feelers emanating from Abuja, suggests that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), may have decided to postpone the February 14 presidential and legislative elections by six weeks.
The development arose from a marathon meeting between INEC officials and politicians in Abuja
A source who spoke to our correspondent on condition of anonymity said all parties at the meeting except the All People`s Congress(APC) sided with the postponement.
The source stated that the proposed shift is to enable multinational force time, to secure Boko Haram threatened areas in North East Nigeria and also allow for proper distribution of the PVC in the affected area.
The meeting is still ongoing as at press time, however, INEC chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega is expected to make an official announcement at a press conference scheduled for 5pm, Saturday.

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