The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC says it has no plan to postpone the 2019 general elections.
The Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Rotimi Oyekanmi, who made the clarification in a statement in Abuja, said it became necessary following a story with the headline ‘INEC may postpone 2019 election’.
The publication, according to Oyekanmi, does not portray the correct reflection of what INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, said at the Inter-agency Consultative Committee on Election Security meeting in Abuja.
Oyekanmi said what Yakubu told the security chiefs at the meeting was that as the 2019 general elections drew close; the committee would need to meet more frequently.
This, according to him, is to constantly assess the security situation across the country and take proactive actions to forestall any unpleasant event before, during and after the elections.