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Nigeria presidential election postponed by a week

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By ITN News Editor February 16, 2019 13:56

Nigeria presidential election postponed by a week

Nigeria’s presidential election, which was due to be held, has been postponed by a week, the chairman of the country’s electoral commission said hours before polls were due to open. Addressing journalists in the early hours of Saturday, Independent National Electoral Commission Chairman Mahmood Yakubu said the delay was needed to hold a free and fair election.

President Muhammadu Buhari faces a tight election contest in Africa’s largest economy, top oil producer and most populous nation against the main opposition candidate, businessman and former vice president AtikuAbubakar. The country’s presidential elections in 2011 and 2015 were also delayed over logistics and security issues.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 16, 2019 13:56

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