It was a thing of joy for several socially conscious individuals, politically inclined citizens and indeed all Nigerians interested in the progress of the country when it was announced that the 2019 General Elections would be holding on the 6th of February and the 2nd of March.
However, the 2019 General elections were soon postponed in the early hours of the designated day letting all hell loose among Nigerians who thought that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) didn’t make proper preparations – hence, the need for the postponement of elections – despite having four years notice since the last elections to make adequate preparations and fix logistics problems.
The zeal and energy that people had plunged into their plans to vote can’t be questioned with several Nigerians having to travel from far and wide in order to make it to their polling booths and be available for voting.
In an earlier report by iDONSABI.com, pictures were shown of Youth Corps members who had to lie on the floor pending the arrival of election materials having been registered as ad-hoc staff for the 2019 General Elections
Irate Nigerians took to social media app, Twitter to vent out their anger on the Electoral body and the Federal Government for failing to thwart the postponement of elections which has somewhat become regular having had the 2011 and 2015 general elections postponed sometime in the past.
Nigerian celebrities and entertainers didn’t keep to the dark either as they took to their social media handles to emphasize the fact that the postponement of the elections only few hours to the elections was bad, appalling and embarrassing no matter the reasons listed for doing so.
Here are some of their reactions:
There’s nothing wrong in wanting to be President for one more week .. the seat sweet 😂 #DefendYourVote
— Davido (@iam_Davido) February 16, 2019
Wait wait wait, are you telling me that they postponed an election they’ve been planning for 4 years because of logistics??🙆🏽♀️🙆🏽♀️ Ah! Nigeria o ti baje😭😭
— Seyi Shay (@iamseyishay) February 16, 2019
" INEC has ONE single major primary RESPONSIBILITY. ONE single deliverable. 4 YEARS to plan. Yet…..failure is what one gets"
— Kate Henshaw (@HenshawKate) February 16, 2019
Shoutout to the forgotten corpers that had to sleep on the roadside last night. Shoutout to the small businesses that closed up for the elections and won't be able to re-open this morning… https://t.co/DU5iDjoSia
— Kemi Adetiba (@kemiadetiba) 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
I am very serious. I have already seen some steewpeed posts making jest of our predicament. Very typical of us but I just don’t want to see eet!
OUR MUMU DON TOO MUCH!
OUR MUMU DON… https://t.co/9yDv4Cefx5
— Chioma Akpotha (@chiomakpotha) February 16, 2019
I hope this annoys people enough to come out to vote on the 23rd of February and 9th of march. I hope this postponement lights a fire in their souls and makes them see…more than ever…that we must take our nation back.
— Adesua Etomi-Wellington (@AdesuaEtomiW) February 16, 2019
It won't be a surprise, result might be on ground already.
— Gabriel Afolayan. (@gabbyluccii) February 16, 2019
I think anger is an understatement of what we are feeling right now. The level of disregard is appalling. But guess what? If INEC like, postpone from now till next year, we are here waiting with our PVC’s!!! Nothing can stop us!! Make una begin dey pack una bag!! E don do! 🔈🔈
— #MoralInstruction (@falzthebahdguy) February 16, 2019
Nothing this country does surprises me any more. I repeat NOTHING. 😞🤦🏻♀️
— Ihuoma.L.Ejiofor-Suleiman (@LindaEjiofor) February 16, 2019
— 🇳🇬 Journalist Kemi Olunloyo (@HNNAfrica) February 16, 2019