We have no plans to postpone elections – INEC
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on February 14, 2023
The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has again asked Nigerians to ignore a social media hoax that the Chairman of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has agreed to elections postponement over the currency crisis in the country.
The Presidential and National Assembly elections are slated for February 25, while the Governorship and State assemblies polls is scheduled for March 11.
In a tweet on Monday night it 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 25 Election by a week or two’.
Another report had also 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.