👤 Uthman Muhammed, DENISAURUS News
Leading members of the All Progressives Congress, APC will hold a meeting on Monday where they will discuss the postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
DENISAURUS News reported on Saturday that Nigeria’s electoral commission chaired by Mahmood Yakubu announced the decision to hold off the election as voters were getting ready to go to the polls.
This is not the first time elections have been postponed in Nigeria. In 2011 and 2015, elections were not held on the day it was meant to hold. In 2015, under the incumbent President, Goodluck Jonathan, the elections were delayed by six weeks.
Despite, the hold off, the Peoples Democratic Party, went on to lose the elections to the candidate of the All Progressives Congress. President Muhammadu Buhari, a former General, then became the first candidate to defeat a sitting President through the polls in Nigeria.
This time, the shift of the polls hours to the election on Saturday might not favour the former General. President Buhari who is expected at the caucus meeting with leaders of the party has gone on to condemn the election body for the delay.
His main rival, Abubakar Atiku has also condemned INEC for the delay. Both are urging their supporters not to be deterred by INEC’s decision.
Other attendees expected at the Monday meeting are the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole and APC state Governors