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INEC says ‘elections not postponed…meeting ongoing’


Nigeria’s electoral body INEC, has countered rumors making the rounds on social media that the Feberaury 14 presidential elections has been cancelled as stated by the Associated Press on its twitter handle.

“INEC has not made any official announcement about Feb. 14th polls. Meetings still ongoing #Nigeriadecides” it said on INEC’s official handle at 11:56

A picture showing security presence in Lagos on Saturday morning as INEC meets decides on likely postponement of elections.
A picture showing security presence in Ikoyi, Lagos on Saturday as INEC meets in Abuja, to decide likely postponement of elections.

(GMT) today, Saturday.

It post earlier read: “INEC currently meeting with political parties, meeting with civil society organisations coming up shortly #Nigeriadecides.”

The Associated Press (AP) had posted on its Twitter page at 11: 13am a breaking story saying the elections have been cancelled which has set many wondering whether it is indeed truth.

“BREAKING: Official: Nigeria postponing Feb. 14 elections so multinational force can secure Boko Haram areas”.

Meanwhile, there have been reports of heavy security presence in parts of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial hub, as army trucks with scores of soldiers clad in camouflages moved in a convoy along Ikorodu Road, a major access route on the mainland, with a similar report coming from the Lekki axis in the Island.

A picture showing soldiers along the Lekki Toll Gat, in Lagos  on Saturday February 7, 2015

Another tweet showing a photograph of the troops taking from the interior of a car said:

“This one is from Lekki toll gate. #TheWillOfThePeopleWillPrevail”

The EU Observer Mission said earlier at a press conference in Abuja., the capital city that they are watching the whole process of Nigeria’s Election.

“The general elections scheduled for February 2015 are a crucial and challenging test for democracy in Nigeria. These are important not just for Nigeria and its neighboring countries but also for the European Union. We will be looking at the entire process over an extended period with over 90 observers out on election day” said Chief Observer Santiago Fisas.


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