BREAKING NEWS: NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTION POSTPONED

Date: 02-04-2011 12:47 pm (11 years ago) | Author: ABAH S I
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THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTION HAS BEEN CANCELED, PROF. ATTAHIRU JEGA, INEC CHAIRMAN IN THE PRESS BRIEFING AT ABT 1245 HOURS TODAY DECLARED MONDAY 4TH APRIL, 2011 AS NEW DATE FOR THE ELECTIONS.


Kinda trying to frustrate the Prof. or
Wat xctly is going on??? Pals i smell somthing hia....wat do you think?

and though the elections didnt take place, there was riot in warri? what sort of sign is this??

Click here for the uncensored pix of the voter that was attacked

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The 2011 general elections took off on a dismal note yesterday as the Independent National Electoral Commission aborted the first election in the series.

While some of the expected 73 millions registered voters were at the polling stations waiting to elect 469 lawmakers to the National Assembly, comprising 109 senators and 360 members of the House of Representatives, INEC National Chairman, Prof Attahiru Jega, announced the postponement of the election, citing organisational problems.

The election will now hold tomorrow.
Jega told reporters in Abuja that there was poor distribution of election materials and the result sheets had not been distributed because they arrived Lagos yesterday.

“I apologise to Nigerians, it is a major lapse, the late arrival of result sheets. I take responsibility that this  has happened. We take responsibility. Under normal circumstances, this shouldn’t have happened,’’he said. President Goodluck Jonathan, however, expressed confidence that Nigeria was capable of conducting credible elections. The President who addressed journalists in his country home, Otuoke, Bayelsa State, following his inability to do accreditation as a result of non-availability of INEC officials and voting materials, appealed to Nigerians to bear with the electoral commission.

“If we must do something, it is better to delay and do it well,” he said in reference to INEC’s postponement of the National Assembly election. Jonathan while commending the enthusiasm and commitment displayed by Nigerians in trooping out to vote in spite of the restrictions, urged them to show understanding by enduring till Monday, adding that it is part of the sacrifices required to conduct credible polls. The President who expressed regrets over the postponement, said he would return to Abuja and be back to his village again to vote on Monday.

Before the announcement of the postponement of the election, voters had trooped out to the polling centres for accreditation which would precede voting. At some of the polling centres Sunday  Sun visited in Wuse area of Abuja, prospective  voters turned out as early as 7.am. to for the exercise. But INEC officials came late. At a polling centre at Zone 1, opposite Chester Fries, an eatery, accreditation did not commence until 9.45 a.m.

Some policemen and members of the Nigerian Civil Defence Corps were at hand to maintain peace.
But despite the announcement of the postponement of the election, prospective voters were still coming for accreditation. At another polling centre at Wuse  Zone 2,  accreditation did not start  until 9.20 a.m.  due to the late arrival of INEC officials. Many people could,however, not find their names on the INEC register, despite being in possession of their voter’s cards.

An INEC official said their names might have been delisted if their fingerprints were not captured when they registered and  they did not come back to rectify it. Director of Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP]) Presidential Campaign Council, Mallam Abba Dabo, expressed disappointment over the poll shift. “It is disappointing, after all the arrangements that had been made. We are most surprised, as  Nigerians were very enthusiastic to vote.

We hope INEC would not repeat this in another election,’’ he said. National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Prof.  Rufai Ahmed Alkali however  told Sunday Sun that  it would be too early to make any elaborate comment. “It is too early to comment. I just heard  the news just like anyother Nigerian. We wait for further details before making any elaborate comment, but we are ready anytime a new date is fixed,’’ he added.

Posted: at 2-04-2011 12:47 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
- okwas at 2-04-2011 02:35 PM (11 years ago)
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NIGERIA ELECTION,AFTER NOW U PEOPLE WILL SAY U NA NEED FREE AND FAIR ELECTION ,WAYOOOO PEOPLE
Posted: at 2-04-2011 02:35 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Romeopassion at 2-04-2011 02:38 PM (11 years ago)
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chai 4 naija
Posted: at 2-04-2011 02:38 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- onedoor1010 at 2-04-2011 03:08 PM (11 years ago)
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blla blla nonsense...........wayo people.........
Posted: at 2-04-2011 03:08 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- nwakama at 2-04-2011 03:21 PM (11 years ago)
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Not his fault but the Nigeria factor, let pray that there will no postponement on monday and federal government should give us public holiday so that we can exercise our civic right.
Posted: at 2-04-2011 03:21 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- princess4jifs at 2-04-2011 03:25 PM (11 years ago)
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a frnd of mine just inform me abt this few min. ago. naija ll never stop this there leaguing.
Posted: at 2-04-2011 03:25 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- ceegee at 2-04-2011 03:27 PM (11 years ago)
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When will this madness stop in our country, So INEC Una plan na 4 we 2 stay @ home on Monday, God pass una  
Posted: at 2-04-2011 03:27 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- popo2009 at 2-04-2011 03:51 PM (11 years ago)
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for three eeks INEC has been saying
they are ready....now look at how ready they.
Posted: at 2-04-2011 03:51 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Amuwajoye at 2-04-2011 03:53 PM (11 years ago)
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Abeg moi own b say make dem change d corper wey dem send com Ewang Estate of Abeokuta cos he was so rude n disrespectful dat i almost wanted to beat im if no b say im b omo ijoba .......i no know wetin 4 don happen.We even name am SUPERCORPER Angry Angry
Posted: at 2-04-2011 03:53 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- kebella at 2-04-2011 03:54 PM (11 years ago)
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i smell something fishy

Posted: at 2-04-2011 03:54 PM (11 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- DICHI at 2-04-2011 04:06 PM (11 years ago)
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Wat a sily excus frm jega.,d election dat hav bin pland 4 ova a year,..naw luk at wat hav hapn at d d day..evrytin 4 naija na fukup.
Posted: at 2-04-2011 04:06 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- DICHI at 2-04-2011 04:06 PM (11 years ago)
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Wat a sily excus frm jega.,d election dat hav bin pland 4 ova a year,..naw luk at wat hav hapn at d d day..evrytin 4 naija na fukup.
Posted: at 2-04-2011 04:06 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- DICHI at 2-04-2011 04:07 PM (11 years ago)
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Wat a sily excus frm jega.,d election dat hav bin pland 4 ova a year,..naw luk at wat hav hapn at d d day..evrytin 4 naija na fukup.
Posted: at 2-04-2011 04:07 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- mysticjonson at 2-04-2011 04:57 PM (11 years ago)
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THATS JEGA'S APRIL FOOL FOR NIGERIA
Posted: at 2-04-2011 04:57 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- ceegee at 2-04-2011 05:20 PM (11 years ago)
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This an pensive APRIL FOOL 4 Nigeria my country
Jaga must Explain this 2 all Nigerian
Is too much 4 him, is early 2 disappoint us  "Haba"
how sure are we that the election will be f.....& f.... 
Posted: at 2-04-2011 05:20 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- john2011_4life at 2-04-2011 05:36 PM (11 years ago)
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that is a normal thing in nigeria, they may even move it to saturday
Posted: at 2-04-2011 05:36 PM (11 years ago) | Upcoming
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- chitex4luv at 2-04-2011 05:42 PM (11 years ago)
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he did what he thought was d best
Posted: at 2-04-2011 05:42 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- biggpimp at 2-04-2011 05:50 PM (11 years ago)
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jega is a jewman.he is loyal to pdp.........
Posted: at 2-04-2011 05:50 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- kita at 2-04-2011 05:59 PM (11 years ago)
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what evar his reason was, he better not repeat this nxt saturday, else he'l be banished from africa!
Posted: at 2-04-2011 05:59 PM (11 years ago) | Newbie
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- estilizo at 2-04-2011 06:11 PM (11 years ago)
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its their fcuking biz.....................

Posted: at 2-04-2011 06:11 PM (11 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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