Nigerians react to INEC’s postponement of Nigeria’s 2019 general elections

Nigeria Decides

Rumours of election postponement has been swirling on social media since the beginning of the week. Multiple reports of INEC having logistical problems has trailed the electoral body since the dissemination of election materials began. Last night, the internet became awash with new reports that INEC officials were unable to deliver sensitive materials to certain parts of the country. This piled up to a list of other indications that the agency may still be unprepared to manage the elections for the initially slated date.

In the early hours of Saturday, The Independent Electoral Commission, (INEC) announced the postponement of Nigeria’s 2019 elections due to unspecified reasons. As expected, young Nigerians have been making comments on the postponement online all morning, here are some of their thoughts below:

According to INEC, Nigeria’s presidential elections will now hold on Saturday the 23rd of February. The NATIVE urges young people who were looking to cast their votes today to not be discouraged by this postponement from exercising their civic responsibility.