Election Postponement: Minister Calls Out INEC On It’s Weather Claim, Says Commission Lied

The claim by the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmood Yakubu that the bad weather led to the postponement of the election has been contradicted by the Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, on Sunday.

The Minister in his statement claimed that the country’s weather was good for flight operations on the eve of the Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Sirika in a statement through his Twitter account tweeted that INEC should say something else instead of using the weather as an excuse.

He also claimed that all airports were directed to open 24 hours during the election period.

“INEC should say something else as weather was good for flight operations on the eve of elections, similarly all airports were directed to open 24 hours during the election period,” Sirika tweeted on Sunday.

However, the commission insisted that the weather was bad some days before the election day and not on Saturday or Friday.

The spokesperson of the commission, Oluwole Osazi-Uzezi in a statement claimed that the electoral body is not lying.

He said, “Did we say weather was bad on Saturday or Friday? No, we said days before the election and we stand by that.”

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