Deferred polls: Onyema, Yakubu to meet diplomatic heads, others


FOREIGN Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama and the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, will, on Wednesday, brief Heads of Diplomatic Missions and international organisations on the conduct of February 23 elections.

The ministry’s spokesperson, Mr. George Edokpa, said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.

Edokpa said that the duo would have a brief on the accredited Heads of Mission and international organisations in Nigeria on the presidential and National Assembly elections that have been re-scheduled for Saturday.

According to him, the briefing is scheduled to hold at 10 a.m. in the Rotunda Hall, Tafawa Balewa House, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja.

NAN recalls that INEC had, on Saturday, announced the shifting of the elections a few hours before the commencement of the polls.

The presidential and National Assembly, as well as the governorship and state Houses of Assembly elections were initially slated for February 16 and March 2 respectively.

Both elections will now hold on February 23 and March 9, accordingly. (NAN)

– Feb. 19, 2019 @ 17:49 GMT |

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