The Oasis Reporters
February 16, 2019
The reason given by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC for postponing the election is the failure of
logistics, a department headed by Buhari’s supposed step-niece, Amina Zakari.
When the INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu reshuffled the heads of department in the electoral commission, putting Amina Zakari in charge of logistics and also announcing the results, Nigerians, in the social media and the Opposition parties resisted it because of her relationship with the president.
The failure of logistics up to a few hours to the election has either proven the Incompetence of Amina Zakari, or demonstrated the willfulness of the department to thwart the outcome of the election.
A commentator alleges that “Buhari and the cabal wanted to use the logistics department headed by Amina Zakari to help rig the election by withholding election materials in some states and with this they would have postponed the election in those states to a later date which they planned to militarize elections in those states and make sure it is rigged in favour of Buhari and APC as they did in Ekiti and Osun states”, although proof of the allegation was not provided.
“ INEC is scamming all of you. Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN has the best logistics network of any government agency in Nigeria. Once CBN transports anything, It gets there. So this brouhaha about logistics in bulls*it. There are 38 CBN offices in Nigeria and I’m sure all of them have these materials”, @SirLibra alleges.
“The signs of panic were all there. They were no longer cocky and sure after the Kano rally by the opposition. Last minute national address and all prove that. The last straw is this postponement. Nobody is going to believe that it was just the electoral body”, says Victor Asemota, a social media analyst.
Foreign Observers already in the country now have their schedules thwarted, and some may abandon the monitoring altogether due to escalated costs with the one week addition.
Many Nigerians too, who had fixed social engagements like weddings, burials, house warming, etc now have a disruption to contend with. Hall bookings would have to be abandoned and costs incurred, all because of INEC’s inability to get things working normally.