2019 Election: Inec Speaks On Postponing Exercise |Nigeria News
INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec) has said it has no plans of postponing the 2019 general election.

There have been rumours in some quarters that the electoral body will postpone the election.

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However, Inec Chairman Mahmood Yakubu on Thursday assured that the commission is not going back on the set date for the polls.

Mahmood spoke during a stakeholders’ meeting organized by the commission.

According to him, “Court cases arising from the conduct of congress and primaries have risen to 640.

He added that “INEC has been dragged to court 640 times, we have received 540 requests for a certified true copy of documents.

“We have received 186 petitions over the conduct of congresses and party primaries.

“It is the policy of INEC to obey court orders. People ask if the judgements from these courts are decided close to elections if INEC will postpone the elections, INEC will not postpone any elections but we will make contingency arrangements in case some of the orders come close to elections.”

In addition, he assured the stakeholders that he would “never fail Nigeria and Nigerians.”

Nigeria will begin its general election on February 16 with the presidential poll.