President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the postponement of the elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) reeks of incompetence.
The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, postponed the February 16 Presidential and National Assembly elections to February 23 and March 9th respectively because of logistics.
Reacting, Buhari said INEC must answer for its incompetence after the elections as it had all the resources needed to carry out its duties.
The president disclosed this during the All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus meeting on Monday.
He said, “I have to leave my constituency and come to Abuja immediately, because I was told of the decision of INEC about 4:30 in the morning.
“I told them in my statement at the airport that INEC had all the time and all the resources they wanted and then they have to wait for only six hours to casting the votes to tell us that it is not possible. Definitely, the reasons why such incompetence manifest itself has to be explained to the nation.
“After the elections we have to know exactly what happened and who is responsible. Otherwise our efforts to make sure this system we voluntarily accept is not making progress, what is the use if we accept incompetence? The constitutions and the laws protected INEC but they must not take us for granted. If for example the national assembly refused to approve what INEC wanted, then INEC could have some other reasons why they couldn’t perform.
“If the time constitutionally of election four years after was not obeyed by the government in the system, INEC will have a case. But we do not understand why, and we have to go into details after the elections to find out who is responsible.