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2019: INEC speaks on possibility of postponing elections

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The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, says there is no possibility that the 2019 general elections will be postponed.

Yakubu said this over the weekend in an interview on The Osasu Show which was aired on AIT.

He said, “I cannot see any possibility of a postponement. We started this a long time ago; we have gone ahead with preparations. INEC is not even contemplating the possibility of a postponement.”

He also said the commission had contacted the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, to release corps members for the elections.

Yakubu added, “We are liaising with the NYSC for ad hoc workers to be used for the elections, and where there are shortfalls, the commission has a very clear policy: we will make up the difference by using students of federal tertiary institutions.

“Unless the number is exhausted and there is still a shortfall, we will then go to the state tertiary institutions.”

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