The federal government of Nigeria has once again read the riot act to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and warned the electoral body against postponing the election again.
The riot act was read by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday, February 20, 2019.
The minister of foreign affairs, Mathew Onyeama, said the government demands 100% assurance from the commission that the Presidential and the National Assembly elections scheduled for February 23, 2019 is sacrosanct.
Earlier, President Buhari, at the crucial meeting organised by the All Progressive Congress (APC) on Monday, February 18, threatened that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would have to explain to Nigerians why it suddenly shifted the election.
This came after the electoral commission, in a memo released on Saturday, February 16, announced its decision to postpone the highly anticipated presidential and National Assembly elections citing “logistics” reason.