President Muhamamdu Buhari has said he cannot sack the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commision, INEC, Mahmoud Yakubu.
He said sacking the INEC boss will need two thirds majority resolution of the senate.
The President spoke just as reports filtered into the social media that the Presidency was contemplating sacking Yakubu following the abrupt postponement of the general elections.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said there was no truth in such claims.
“Those reports are utterly baseless and false. There is nothing like that.
“Whoever is saying the President is removing INEC chairman is just displaying his illiteracy. Let him go and read the constitution.
“You need a resolution by two-thirds majority of the Senate for any such action,” Shehu said according to The Nation.
INEC moved the general elections to Saturday, February 23, about six hours to the start of the polls on the original date of February 16.