INEC: We’re not considering election postponement

Our reporter| The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday debunked claims that the 2023 general election scheduled to commence on February 25, may be postponed.

Reports earlier on Monday suggested that INEC is considering shifting the date of the presidential election to March 4 over the ongoing naira note scarcity.

A report had also quoted Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairperson, 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.

But reacting to the claim, Rotimi Oyekanmi, spokesperson to the INEC chair, described the report as false.

“It is not true. INEC will not, and is not even contemplating postponing the 2023 general election,” he said.

“To be sure, the presidential/national assembly election will take place on 25th February, while the governorship/state assembly election will hold on 11th March 2023.”

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