While the Independent National Electoral Commission is deciding if the elections will hold as scheduled or postponed, Premium Times has obtained a report that the INEC resident electoral commissioners are insisting on two conditions if the elections will be postponed.
Firstly that Mr. Jega must extract commitment from the Presidency and security agencies that further extension will not be required after six weeks.
The second condition is that the commission should be allowed to decide how long the postponement should last.
“The feeling is that outside forces, especially the security agencies, should not be the ones to decide how long to shift the elections. That should be solely decided by INEC,” said the source.
To this end, it was agreed that Mr. Jega should consult with the presidency and security agencies, after which another meeting will hold by 8pm.
“The Chairman will then brief the RECs on the outcome of his consultations,” our said.
INEC has all day been holding consultative meetings with political parties, civil society organisations and the RECs with a view to taking decision on whether to or not postpone the general elections scheduled for February 14 and 28.