Election postponement: APC holds emergency caucus meeting Monday

The All Progressives Congress National Caucus will on Monday, hold an emergency meeting in Abuja to discuss prevailing national issues , the News Agency of Nigeria reports .The meeting is coming after the Independent National Electoral Commission postponed the earlier scheduled Feb . 16 Presidential and National Assembly elections .

The APC caucus which is a statutory organ of the party , is chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari and has the Vice President and all the party ’ s former governors as members .

Its membership also includes the party ’ s serving governors , and members of its National Working Committee ( NWC ) , among others .

INEC Chairman , Prof . Mahmood Yakubu , had a few hours to the commencement of the presidential and National Assembly elections announced the rescheduling of the exercises by one week .

Yakubu had said the decision to postpone the elections was taken after a meeting with INEC Commissioners , citing “ logistics ’’ problems as issues that prompted the postponement.

He said the decision was further necessitated after reviewing the level of the commission’ s preparedness for the exercise.

He stressed that postponing the elections was a difficult decision , but was necessary for successful delivery of the elections and to consolidate on Nigeria ’ s democracy .

( NAN)

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