Wednesday, February 18

Any further postponement of election is unconstitutional - Jega

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega has said that any further postponement or delay beyond the rescheduled March 28 presidential election date is absolutely unconstitutional. The INEC boss said this today Wednesday 18th of February while addressing the senate.

He said INEC was completely ready to conduct elections on the earlier February 14th scheduled date but was persuaded to support the delay as advised by the security chiefs. National Security Advisor Sambo Dasuki and military top brass claimed that soldiers would not be able to provide security if the election was to hold on 14th of Feb. because they are fighting with Boko Haram terrorist group in the Northern part of the country.

Jega further referred the senators to a constitutional provision which has it that election must be conducted at least May 29 swearing in of elected candidates.
“Every Nigerian knows we want elections to hold… within a constitutional time frame. The security agencies are made up of patriotic Nigerians. Let’s give them the benefit of the doubt. A further delay will only have to be unconstitutional and I don’t see how anybody can contemplate unconstitutional things. he said.
I strongly believe our President will be fair enough to allow the election to hold on 28th of March. I trust bros Jona, he won't allow any further delay abi what do you think

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