The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has ruled out political influence in the rescheduling of the Presidential and National Assembly elections earlier slated to hold on February 16th and March 2nd.

The Commission’s Chairman Mahmood Yakubu, said this while addressing stakeholders at the National Election Collation Centre located at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

Giving reasons for the postponement Yakubu explained that the decision has nothing to do with security, political influence or inadequate resources.  He attributed the postponement to mainly logistical challenges faced in deployment of human and material resources for the conduct of the exercise.

The INEC chairman decried an attempt to sabotage the commission’s effort, with the fire incidents.

The meeting followed INEC’s announcement in the early hours of Saturday postponing the general elections by a week, less than five hours to the start of the polls.