#2015Elections INEC to decide on postponement, Feb. 7

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The decision will be reached at a meeting which will be
attended by chairmen and secretaries of all registered
political parties Resident Electoral Commissioners of
INEC.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
has said that it will take a final decision on whether to
postpone the general elections » on Saturday, February
7.
The decision will be reached at a meeting which will be
attended by chairmen and secretaries of all registered
political parties Resident Electoral Commissioners of
INEC.
This was disclosed via a press statement released on
Friday, February 6 by Kayode Idowu, the spokesperson
for the INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega.
The statement reads:
On Thursday, February 5, 2015, the Chairman of the
Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),
Professor Attahiru Jega, was invited to brief the
National Council of States (NCS) on the preparedness
of INEC to conduct the 2015 general elections.
He made a presentation titled “Preparations for the
2015 General Elections: Progress Report.’ The National
Security Adviser (NSA) and Armed Services Chiefs also
briefed the Council on the current security situation.
As a follow-up to that meeting, the Commission has
scheduled a consultative meeting with chairmen and
secretaries of all registered political parties, as well as
a meeting with the Resident Electoral Commissioners
(RECs) on Saturday, February 7, 2015.
Thereafter, the Commission will address a press
conference to brief the nation on its decision with
regard to whether or not the general elections will hold
as currently scheduled.
The Council of State on Thursday, February 5, voted
against the postponement of the elections » .

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