FOR THE RECORD: Full statement by INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, announcing postponement of elections

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The chairman of the electoral commission, INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, at about 2:40 a.m. on Saturday formally announced the postponement of the general elections.

PREMIUM TIMES late on Friday announced the plans by INEC to postpone the election due to logistics challenges in many states.

The postponement means the presidential and National Assembly elections earlier scheduled for February 16 will now hold on February 23. The governorship and state assemblies elections initially scheduled for March 2 will now hold on March 9.

Read Mr Yakubu’s full speech announcing the postponement below.

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