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Akeem ReachnaijaFebruary 16, 2019
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STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE
STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT BUHARI ON THE POSTPONEMENT OF GENERAL ELECTIONS BY INEC

I am deeply disappointed that despite the long notice given and our preparations both locally and internationally, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) postponed the Presidential and National Assembly elections within hours of its commencement.

Many Nigerians have traveled to various locations to exercise their right to vote, and international observers are gathered.

INEC themselves have given assurances, day after day and almost hour after hour that they are in complete readiness for the elections. We and all our citizens believed them.
This administration has ensured that we do not interfere in any way with the work of INEC except to ensure that all funds were released to the commission.

We now urge INEC to ensure not only that materials already distributed are safe and do not get into wrong hands, but that everything is done to avoid the lapses that resulted in this unfortunate postponement, and ensure a free and fair election on the rescheduled dates.
While I reaffirm my strong commitment to the independence, neutrality of the electoral umpire and the sanctity of the electoral process and ballot, I urge all political stakeholders and Nigerians to continue to rally round INEC at this trying national moment in our democratic journey.

I, therefore, appeal to all Nigerians to refrain from all civil disorder and remain peaceful, patriotic and united to ensure that no force or conspiracy derail our democratic development.

I have decided to move back to Abuja to ensure that the 14.00 hrs meeting called by INEC with all stakeholders is successful.

Muhammadu Buhari
Daura, February 16, 2019


Akeem ReachnaijaFebruary 16, 2019
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Breaking: Governor Ikpeazu’s Aid Caught With Already Prepared Presidential and National Assembly Election Result In favour of PDP…

A man who identified himself as Gaius was on Friday caught with INEC sensitive documents and result sheets that gave PDP victory ahead of Saturdays presidential and national assembly polls.

Mr. Gaius who was apprehended in Umuahia by the police, during interrogation identified his boss as Mr. Chinenye Nwaogu Special Assistant to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on youth and the focal person on N- Power in Abia state.

The middle aged man who was caught with various INEC sensitive materials including already prepared result sheets and Governor Ikpeazu’s letter heads admitted that the documents belongs to his boss Mr. Chinenye Nwaogu and that he is only on an errand for his boss and the PDP, he further admitted that the governor was in the know of his mission, asked if he knew the implication of what he has done, he affirmed, but said if he does not carry out the assignment of delivering the documents especially the result sheets to the INEC that his boss will be mad at him and will stop him from further enjoying the federal government N-Power grants that he has been getting, he is at the moment being interrogated at
the DSS office Umuahia where he is helping the DSS with more information on those behind the move to manipulate and rig Saturdays election in Abia state.


Akeem ReachnaijaFebruary 16, 2019
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In a video he shared online relating Buhari Fuming in anger in 2015 after Elections were postponed by INEC.

They where all insinuating that Jonathan was behind this all to extend his tenure as President and to plot his rigging strategy.

I Go Dye wrote :

I CALL FOR THE SUSPENSION OF THE INEC CHAIRMAN AND UNRESERVED APOLOGY FROM PRESIDENT MOHAMMADU BUHARI WHO ONCE CONDEMNED THE 2015 POSTPONED ELECTION.

He further stated that he was astonished like many other Nigerians who woked up only to discover that INEC has postponed and fixed new dates 23rd for the elections. I feel this is totally unacceptable from an institution like INEC that had been given 185 billon naira to organise it’s logistics prior to this day.

Federal government has the financial capacity to bear the extra logistics burden that will be incurred from this postponement, but what happens to the rest of us?Who have planned marriage ceremonies,parties,funeral programs and other social activities who have fixed several events and occasions on the new dates,we are now forced to make new plans,resulting in the loss of time,financial burden and psychological problems.

Unfortunately for me,I have proposed 23rd February as the auditioning date for my project Sort talent hunt at Delta State. After spending so much on publicity,venue and other logistics,I am now forced to change the dates, even the final that was to hold on 27th February will also be affected.

This is the highest level of mismanagement and gross interpretation of corruption against the original Nigerians.

This is the kind of frustration melted on Nigerian youths on a daily basis,when they are frustrated out of businesses because of electricity,high expenses of goods and services due to foreign exchange rate,unemployment that has led many to crimes and taking risks’ through the deserts to seek greener pastures in strange lands;the negative options is created by the insensitive of Nigerian government,it shows they don’t really care about their citizens.

To even make this situation worst,the postponement was carried out at Night.So when did they realise that the logistics involved was not adequately prepared for? This was how the Goodluck Jonathan past administration postponed the 2015 presidential elections and we condemned it,we felt that with the change mantra that will be end of such maladministration.

This is a national embarrassment and deliberate attempt to ridicule us a Nation. Amb Francis Agoda

Watch the video that Got Buhari fuming, which made I Go Dye Blast Buhari from HERE


Akeem ReachnaijaFebruary 16, 2019
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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kogi state said the commission had started withdrawing all sensitive election materials issued out earlier for the 2019 general elections scheduled to hold today but was postponed by a week.

Ahmed Biambo, the INEC Director of Voter Education and Publicity in Kogi state, who disclosed this to newsmen in Lokoja on Saturday said that the materials were being returned back to all the local government offices of INEC.

“Further directive was being awaited on whether to return the sensitive materials to the Central Bank of Nigeria or to the police armory for safe keeping,” he said.

According to Mr. Biambo, the office has also ordered immediate transportation of all the ad hoc staff, especially National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members back to their bases.

“The office did not receive ballot papers for the Kogi East senatorial election until about 2am when the election was suddenly postponed,” he said.


Akeem ReachnaijaFebruary 16, 2019
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I had returned to Agulu yesterday for the election, suddenly we started hearing about election postponement. Because it was an editor of a national newspaper that called to tell me this, I knew it was true.

How can INEC convince anybody that it suddenly discovered its unpreparedness on the day of the election? What of foreign observers already in the country? What of those that travelled home from their destinations? What of those contesting that had already paid their agents? There are many questions begging for answers.

Early this morning I came to Mr. Peter Obi’s house to know the next line of action. Knowing what happened, any person in his shoes will naturally feel pensive and even look morose , but from my long association with him, he remains calm at worst situations that will ordinarily derive other men out of their wits.

Confirming what I have always known about him, on reaching the house, I was told he left early for morning mass. I called his PA to get me his picture with the Rev. Fr. that celebrated mass. I did this as my contribution to evangelization and to exhort and encourage those of us, including my humble self, that are yet to embrace daily masses.

When he came back from mass, I jokingly told him he was looking relaxed when every other person was almost mourning. Always exemplifying calmness, he calmly replied: “Val nothing has changed about my belief that God’s will is supreme at all times,” he always speaks like a God-intoxicated man, which is worthy of imitation.

Obi’s calmness and approach to life is so amazing that Nigerians are looking forward to experience the touch of that amazing man.


Akeem ReachnaijaFebruary 16, 2019
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The senator representing Bayelsa East, Ben Murray-Bruce, has revealed what will happen in Nigeria if the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, postpones Saturday’s presidential election.

Reports had on Friday night emerged that INEC was planning to postpone Saturday’s elections.

But reacting, Ben Bruce said if INEC postpones the election, there would be another June 12 in Nigeria.

He tweeted, ”Are they this desperate? How can they even consider this just 8 hours to the elections? If this happens then it will be #June12AllOverAgain!”