An official close to the commission told The Associated Press that INEC had decided to postpone the election for six weeks due to the threat posed by Boko Haram.
The source added that the poll shift would allow extra time for a newly constituted multinational force to secure the North-East which is currently being plagued by Boko Haram attacks.
It would also enable the commission continue distribution of (PVC) to citizens to prevent mass disenfranchisement.INEC is expected to make an official announcement of the postponement at a news conference later in the day.
But INEC says:
INEC has not made any official announcement about Feb. 14th polls. Meetings still ongoing #NigeriadecidesStory developing.
— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) February 7, 2015