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#ThisIsNigeria: Ireti Doyle breaks silence on postponement of 2019 elections by INEC

Veteran actress Ireti Doyle has reacted to the shifting of Saturday’s elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

Addressing a press conference in the early hours of Saturday in Abuja, INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu said the presidential election was shifted to February 23 while the governorship was rescheduled for March 9.

He explained that the decision to postpone the polls followed a careful review of the implementation of the logistics and operational plans put in place for the exercise.

Reacting to the development, veteran actress who before now encouraged Nigerians to come out in mass to vote in the 2019 elections, had written;

E nle… a ku oro ilu! It’s been an exhausting several weeks yeah.. but we’re here. In a couple of hours you get to choose.
9 election cycles in a period of over 3 decades, this is the 10th.
In that time, I have never seen a naira note walk to a polling booth and vote. Ok, maybe you say it’s weak and can’t walk lol, I’ve never seen a dollar or pound note do it either. And even if they “appear” they cannot thumbprint.
All said and done, when all the horse trading is over; it comes down to the electorate – and God. O yes! He still rules in the affairs of men.
Bottom line, politics or perhaps I should say “an election” is a game of numbers. Human numbers, you and I. So yes that your 1 vote is extremely important.
Don’t be a “what if-ist”… E je ka mu leyo kan kan. We cross each bridge when we get to it.
Let’s focus on the immediate task at hand; which is to go out tomorrow and vote.
Let’s do it peacefully, intentionally and with grace.
God bless and keep you as you do💜

 

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E nle… a ku oro ilu! It’s been an exhausting several weeks yeah.. but we’re here. In a couple of hours you get to choose. 9 election cycles in a period of over 3 decades, this is the 10th. In that time, I have never seen a naira note walk to a polling booth and vote. Ok, maybe you say it’s weak and can’t walk lol, I’ve never seen a dollar or pound note do it either. And even if they “appear” they cannot thumbprint. All said and done, when all the horse trading is over; it comes down to the electorate – and God. O yes! He still rules in the affairs of men. Bottom line, politics or perhaps I should say “an election” is a game of numbers. Human numbers, you and I. So yes that your 1 vote is extremely important. Don’t be a “what if-ist”… E je ka mu leyo kan kan. We cross each bridge when we get to it. Let’s focus on the immediate task at hand; which is to go out tomorrow and vote. Let’s do it peacefully, intentionally and with grace. God bless and keep you as you do💜

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Ireti Doyle who reacted to the postponement of elections by INEC in a subsequent post, advised Nigerians to stay calm. She wrote;

Smh…I beg let’s stay calm…no knee-jerk reactions no garagara…make we dey look. Next week o, next month o we dey here..
It doesn’t matter how many times the goal post is shifted KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE BALL.
E kaaro… a ku oro ilu!🙄

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