It markets the third time in row that has been delayed in Nigeria.
With 84 million people registered in the country, its Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has the mammoth task of overseeing the voting process in Africa's largest democracy.
Early on February 16, INEC's chairman said that after a review of the "logistics and operational plan," proceeding with the vote that day was not feasible.
Many figures, such as Bayelsa State Governor Seriake Dickson, expressed concern that one week is not enough time for the INEC to deal with the concerns they expressed previously.
The delay also comes with a new set of logistical challenges. For example, the dates on thousands of electronic card readers for biometric voting were all required to be changed to the new election date. INEC says that it has now reconfigured 100% of these readers and is on track to deliver voting materials to states that didn't originally have them.
Many Nigerians travel from major cities such as Lagos and to their home towns or villages to vote where they are registered. Some are unlikely to make another trip after last week's wasted journey or will be unwilling to pay to travel again.
In an effort to get out the vote, the government has declared the elections and public holidays and airlines are offering discounts. Groups are also organizing free "buses for democracy," to help combat voter apathy.