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Nigeria denies plan to postpone 2019 polls
Last Updated: 2018-09-13 13:39 | Xinhua
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Nigeria's electoral body Wednesday said there was no plan to postpone the 2019 general elections as being speculated in media.

Spokesperson for Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Rotimi Oyekanmi said in a statement reaching Xinhua that the clarification became necessary following a media report on the matter.

The report, according to Oyekanmi, does not portray the correct reflection of what INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu said at the inter agency consultative committee on election security meeting in Abuja on Tuesday.

Oyekanmi said what Yakubu told the security chiefs at the meeting was that as the 2019 general elections drew close, the committee would need to meet more frequently.

This, according to him, is to constantly assess the security situation across the country and take proactive actions to forestall any unpleasant event before, during and after the elections.

Nigeria's crucial general election will be held next February.

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