The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) boss, Attahiru Jega has finally announced the postponement of the 2015 election.
Speaking during a press briefing on Saturday in Abuja, he cited security challenges as being responsible for the shift. According to him, various security bodies had written him that they cannot guarantee security if the election is conducted on the dates chosen, and he cannot risk the lives of his staff, especially the Ad Hoc Staff.
He consequently announced the new dates to be March 28th 2015 for Presidential, Senatorial, and House of Representatives election, while Governorship and State House of Assemblies will hold on April 11th.
He appealed Nigerians to accept the decision in good faith, as it was done in the best interest of the country. Asked by reporters if the shift will have financial implications, Jega noted that there is no extra cost.
On the issue of resignation, he stated that if there are grounds for him to resign; he would, but he is not determined to resign based on arguments of vested interest.
Speaking further, he threatened that if it were not for the seriousness of his job, he would have sued Journalists for writing news not verified against him.