POSTPONEMENT OF PRESIDENTIAL AND NATIONAL ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS: Perhaps the Best Holidays In Recent History.

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Most Nigerians woke up on Saturday morning only to learn that the Presidential and National Assembly Elections had been postponed for one week.

Some had traveled from the outside to the places where they had registered to vote and even planned to have some return to their stations the following day after they would have performed their civic responsibility.

This was however not to be so because the INEC Chief Umpire Professor Mahmoud announced the postponement of the exercise by seven days to enable the body sort out logistics issues.

Despite the sudden and unexpected change, some people interviewed in Abeokuta, Ogun State Capital, took the situation with equanimity and decided to have a full and unimpeded rest at home.

Many couples and individuals said they were having “a best, albeit unsolicited good holidays, because they would not attend burials, marriages, birthdays and other ceremonies which had always been making their weekend rests and respites unattainable.

Streets are virtually deserted and vehicular and human traffic extremely light.

What was not immediately known was whether the voters who had traveled down or those whro had rescheduled ceremonies to next Saturday, the new Elections day, would change their plans.


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