Former minister of finance Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has decried the last-minute postponement of the 2019 presidential and House of Assembly elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), saying the electoral body should have given Nigerians a few days notice at least.
The globally respected finance expert expressed her views through a Facebook post which was post accompanied by pictures she took with locals (children) at her polling station – Umuda Isingwu village Community Primary School – in Delta state.
According to her, it is ordinary Nigerians who will mostly feel the financial strain of INEC’s postponement.
“At the Umuda Isingwu village Community Primary School polling station contemplating the last minute postponement of Nigeria’s presidential and legislative elections, children have taken back their primary school for early morning soccer.
To put it mildly, there could have been a few days’ notice of postponement to enable people to plan and avoid wasted travel costs! Not easy for the pockets of ordinary Nigerians!”
With her statement, she joins the long list of VIPs, including President Buhari and Alhaji Atiku, who have criticized INEC for its decision.