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INEC to decide on postponement, Feb. 7

The decision will be reached at a meeting which will be attended by chairmen and secretaries of all registered political parties Resident Electoral Commissioners of INEC.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it will take a final decision on whether to postpone the general elections on Saturday, February 7.

This was disclosed via a press statement released on Friday, February 6 by Kayode Idowu, the spokesperson for the INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega.

The statement reads:

On Thursday, February 5, 2015, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, was invited to brief the National Council of States (NCS) on the preparedness of INEC to conduct the 2015 general elections.

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He made a presentation titled “Preparations for the 2015 General Elections: Progress Report.’ The National Security Adviser (NSA) and Armed Services Chiefs also briefed the Council on the current security situation.

As a follow-up to that meeting, the Commission has scheduled a consultative meeting with chairmen and secretaries of all registered political parties, as well as a meeting with the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) on Saturday, February 7, 2015.

Thereafter, the Commission will address a press conference to brief the nation on its decision with regard to whether or not the general elections will hold as currently scheduled.

The Council of State on Thursday, February 5, voted against the postponement of the elections.

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