Frustration, angst and criticisms have trailed the unexpected postponement of the general elections.
In the wee hours of Saturday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced new dates for the polls and the development has dominated the conversation on Twitter.
The postponement has drawn the ire of many Nigerians, including celebrities, who have questioned INEC’s ability to conduct a free and fair elections.
Here is what some celebrities had to say:
— Toolz O.D (@ToolzO) February 16, 2019
Very sad country. Why waste our time? Why? .. I went to bed very early, prepared for tomorrow, picked my starter kits only to wake up to take a leak and then the news that our country’s INEC is turninoniown.. smh!
— Do2dtun Energy gAD (@iamDo2dtun) February 16, 2019
Well 23rd is next Saturday, we will still go OUT TO VOTE with more enthusiasm and passion, we can’t be stopped!
— Rita Dominic (@ritaUdominic) February 16, 2019
You had one job to do, 4 years to prepare, 4 solid years to prepare and you play us like this??? I’m at a loss for words
— Toke Makinwa (@tokstarr) February 16, 2019
While we are all frustrated, please spare a thought for people who are most affected by the postponement… like our corpers who had to spend the night in terrible sleeping conditions, people who had weddings or other milestone occasions planned, etc. May God help us all.
— Banky Wellington (@BankyW) February 16, 2019
But come to think of it…did @inecnigeria and the government apologize to us?!!! Don’t we deserve an apology? You just disrupted our lives MAJORLY with an announcement and no apology? This is so disrespectful! Nigerians deserve better! #NigeriaDecides2019
— Omoni Oboli (@Omonioboli) February 16, 2019
There’s nothing wrong in wanting to be President for one more week .. the seat sweet 😂 #DefendYourVote
— Davido (@iam_Davido) February 16, 2019
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— Daddy Freeze (@DaddyFRZ) February 16, 2019
Show of shame.
Call it what you may but this is absolutely unacceptable.
— Lolú Shomuyiwa (@officialomololu) February 16, 2019
Nothing this country does surprises me any more. I repeat NOTHING. 😞🤦🏻♀️
— Ihuoma.L.Ejiofor-Suleiman (@LindaEjiofor) February 16, 2019
In one fell swoop @inecnigeria gives credence to every single spurious story concerning/questioning their ability to conduct free and fair elections. Now everything is suspect. Why are you so predictable? To think I actually shot a PSA for this crap.🙄🚶♀️
— Iretiola Doyle (@IretiolaDoyle) February 16, 2019
We are all angry, and rightfully so. Once again our leaders and our system has let us down. Businesses shut down, people travelled, corpers stranded, weddings moved, fates of… https://t.co/da0gostWHp
— Kemi Lala Akindoju (@lalaakindoju) February 16, 2019
It won't be a surprise, result might be on ground already.
— Gabriel Afolayan. (@gabbyluccii) February 16, 2019
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