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INEC debunks allegation of postponing general elections



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has implored Nigerians to ignore any information on social media that the Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has agreed to postpone the elections over the currency crisis in the country.

The Presidential and National Assembly elections are slated to be held on February 25th, while the Governorship and State assemblies polls are scheduled for March 11th.

In a tweet on Monday, February 13th, night titled ‘Fake News Alert’, INEC said; “Our attention has been drawn to a fake report circulating on the social media with the title: ‘INEC May Postpone Feb 25th Election by a week or two’.

“The commission will not and is not contemplating postponing the 2023 General Election. Nigerians should disregard it.”

Another report had  quoted Prof. Yakubu, as saying the commission was affected by the cash shortage and that a postponement of the election would be in the best interest of Nigerians.

In his reaction, Chief Press Secretary to the INEC Chairman, Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi, described the claims as false.

“It is not true. INEC will not, and is not even contemplating postponing the 2023 general election. To be sure, the presidential and national assembly election will take place on 25th February, while the governorship/state assembly election will hold on 11th March 2023”, he stated.

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