Election postponement: Nigerians call for the resignation of INEC’s logistics chief

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Nigerians are calling for the resignation of the Head of Logistics for the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), Prof Okechukwu Ibeanu, whom they hold responsible for the lapses leading to the postponement of the 2019 elections.

INEC postponed the elections on Saturday morning, few hours before voting was scheduled to start, disappointing millions of Nigerians. The Presidential, Senate and House of Representatives elections have been rescheduled for February 23, while the Governorship and House of Assembly elections have been rescheduled for March 2.

Okechukwu Ibeanu is a Professor of Political Science and was also Dean, Faculty of the Social Sciences at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He was also special rapporteur of the United Nations Human Rights Council on the adverse effects of illicit movement and dumping of toxic waste on human rights.

Professor Ibeanu was previously programme officer of the MacArthur Foundation overseeing its human rights and Niger Delta programmes. A former Fellow of the United Nations University, Tokyo, he has also been a visiting scholar at Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University, and the Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington D.C.

Read what Nigerians are saying about Prof Ibeanu on twitter below:

https://twitter.com/Dammyriche1/status/1097422187445784576

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