The general elections which were supposed to be held yesterday the 16th February 20werewas postponed in the early hours of Yesterday by the INEC commissioner.
INEC earlier through a post on their official made the announcement that the 2019 presidential and state elections had been postponed to 23rd of February and 9th of March respectively due to logistical reasons.
However top Nigerian celebrities like Falz, Davido, Reekado Banks, Seyi Shay, Omotola J., Toke Makinwa have all condemned the act by INEC as gross negligence.
See some of their Tweet below:
You don’t wait till hours before the polls – when millions of people were committed to it by traveling and making plans around – when you could have done same weeks and months before. I have exams on the 23rd for starters. Some probably have weddings. Flights. This is a MESS!
— JJ. Omojuwa (@Omojuwa) February 16, 2019
I think anger is an understatement of what we are feeling right now. The level of disregard is appalling. But guess what? If INEC like, postpone from now till next year, we are here waiting with our PVC’s!!! Nothing can stop us!! Make una begin dey pack una bag!! E don do! ??
— #MoralInstruction (@falzthebahdguy) February 16, 2019
Wait wait wait, are you telling me that they postponed an election they’ve been planning for 4 years because of logistics????♀️??♀️ Ah! Nigeria o ti baje??
— Seyi Shay (@iamseyishay) February 16, 2019
Well 23rd is next Saturday, we will still go OUT TO VOTE with more enthusiasm and passion, we can’t be stopped!
—Rita Dominic (@ritaUdominic) February 16, 2019
To corps members who can’t go home today
If you are around Lekki/ Ikate Elegushi environment and you are stuck, Kindly reach us and we will bring some food and water for you. Kindly send a DM.
— Olorisupergal (@OloriSupergal) February 16, 2019
You had one job to do, 4 years to prepare, 4 solid years to prepare and you play us like this??? I’m at a loss for words
— Toke Makinwa (@tokstarr) February 16, 2019
We need to scrap NYSC.
Corpers are seen and often treated as free, non-skilled, disposable, non-employees foisted on establishments by government. They are scarcely afforded decent conditions of service or dealt with in accordance to labour laws.
It’s just mandatory punishment
— Amara Nwankpa (@Nwankpa_A) February 16, 2019
” INEC has ONE single major primary RESPONSIBILITY. ONE single deliverable. 4 YEARS to plan. Yet…..failure is what one gets”
— Kate Henshaw (@HenshawKate) February 16, 2019
Wait! INEC chairman just said he & his team were confident elections would hold up till 2:30am but logistics and cargo plane issues made it impossible. I’m not getting it??♂️ What were you planning all along for 4years?? #inec #NigeriaDecides2019
— Frank Donga™ (@frankdonga_) February 16, 2019