Election postponement: Buhari expected back in Abuja

Election postponement: Buhari expected back in Abuja


President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to return to Abuja on Saturday following the postponement of the elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission .

The President concluded his nationwide rallies of 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory with Katsina State on Thursday, and later proceeded to Daura , his country home .

He had been scheduled to vote on Saturday in Daura before returning to Abuja on Monday .

The News Agency of Nigeria reliably learnt that all arrangements for the return journey of the President to Abuja had been completed .

The President is expected to preside over various meetings involving stakeholders following the sudden postponement of the elections by INEC .

The INEC had , on Saturday, shifted the conduct of the presidential and National Assembly elections to February 23 .

The governorship, House of Assembly and FCT area council elections were also shifted from March 2 to March 9 .

The INEC chairman , Prof . Mahmood Yakubu , attributed the decision of the Commission to logistic and operational problems .

He said the postponement would afford the Commission the opportunity to address the identified challenges in order to maintain the quality of Nigeria ’ s elections .

( NAN )

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