The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has formally confirmed the postponement of the 2019 presidential election previously scheduled to hold today.
RowzyRadio had reported the postponement late on Friday evening, although it was still unofficial at the time.
Briefing newsmen beginning from 2:43 am, Professor Mahmud Yakubu said “proceeding with the election as scheduled is no longer feasible”.
Consequently, he said the presidential and National Assembly elections had been moved to February 23, 2019.
The governorship and state assembly elections were also moved by one week to March 9, 2019.
Breaking News: The #NigeriaDecides2019 Elections now to hold on; 23rd February, 2019 for Presidential and National Assembly while the Governorship, State House of Assembly and the FCT Area Council Elections is to hold on 9th March, 2019. pic.twitter.com/6zhvBLQe2a
— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) February 16, 2019