Across section of Nigerians have reacted to the postponement of the general election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
INEC through its national chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu announced the postponement of the presidential and National Assembly election by a week. The election was moved to February 23, in the same vein, gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections was shifted to March 9. The electoral body cited some issues like poor logistics as some of the reason it reached its decision which was a tough one to make.
Nigerians on social media have expressed different opinions on the election postponement with the vast majority condemning the move by INEC.
A look on Twitter on how the postponement is taken.
All these gimmicks from inec is to manipulate and rig the election
— IMOH EMMANUEL CHISOM (@gfemmanuel) February 16, 2019
This is corruption displayed by inec… 'Incompetence'….square pegs in round holes…..this is 9jaaa….
— Laolu (@dnage7) February 16, 2019
What about persons that have travelled to various locations , shut down their businesses, scheduled various plans based on today's election. This change of date would immensely affect these categories of people . @inec had 4 yrs to plan for these elections bt they have failed.
— Ugo (@ugotrice01) February 16, 2019
In 2015, PDP apologists defended and justified the postponement of elections but I could see a whole lot of APC members and well wishers cringing about this terrible move from INEC.
— Ayodeji Gasby 🐼 (@Gasbytweet) February 16, 2019
INEC IS A NATIONAL EMBARRASSMENT!#NigeriaDecides2019
— Abike Ade (@AdegokeP) February 16, 2019
Nigeria should be sold to the highest bidder.
Foolish leaders #inec
— KingGustav (@Segun_Gustav) February 16, 2019
Some people are asleep and already dreaming how they will cast their votes today.
INEC postpones election…
— Sam Eba ® (@SamEba_) February 16, 2019
Nothing is working in this country anymore,even INEC are nt independent of themselves….smh
— Dreamer (@AkintayoJnr) February 16, 2019
@inec chairman u're incompetent,confused & a failure, few hours 2 d election, u postpone it. many Nigerians left there businesses & traveled just 2 cast there vote & u allowed d devil 2 use u even without condom u've failed #NigeriaDesides2019
— Mario Ponzi (@mario_ponzi) February 16, 2019
Im sure most INEC staffs had no idea that the election had been postponed even after they've postponed it for an hour (I stand to be corrected).
Because some of them are out here with us in the cold, also with their dicks in their hands.
— CrayNeRD (@yinkanon) February 16, 2019