Several premises with the polling materials have been burned down in recent days and the election commission, Inec, has fought against the clock to be ready with the preparations of the elections in Africa's most populous nation.
was forced to Inecs president Mahmood Yakubu pull the emergency brake and at a press conference to explain that the process is postponed with a week.
After a careful review... came the election commission to the conclusion that it is no longer possible to hold the elections as planned, " said Yakubu.https://twitter.com/inecnigeria/status/1096592514235158528
the New election date will therefore be on Saturday, 23 February. Also guvernörsvalen and also the local elections that were supposed to be held on march 2, is pushed forward by a week.
the ruling party, the APC and the opposition PDP is blaming each other and says that an opponent orchestrated the delay as a way to manipulate the election.
" We have previously warned that the PDP is out to discredit the process as soon as they realize that they don't have enough support to win the election. We urge the election commission not conspiring with PDP, says Festus Keyamo, the spokesperson for the APC.
Abubakar, accusing in turn the incumbent APC government of being behind the postponement. He believes that APC's motive is to get fewer nigerians to participate in the elections.
" We will get through this. You can shoot up a choice, but you can not defer fate, " says Abubakar, in a statement.President Muhammadu Buhari at the last kampanjmötet in Lagos. Photo: Erik Esbjörnsson , Erik Esbjörnsson
Abubakar, former vice president, is challenging the incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari. 84 million people have registered to vote and it is predicted to be a close race between the two when Africa's most populous nation goes to the polls.
elected president, in 2015, the shot choice up to six weeks. When referred, the commission, inter alia, to problems with the safety because parts of the military were busy elsewhere.
The declaration was rejected by many who felt that the postponement was a way for the current president, Goodluck Jonathan (PDP) to try to win back votes. Muhammadu Buhari and the APC accused Jonathan of trying to tamper with the election.
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