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Nigerian elections postponed to 28 March: INEC

Western Africa

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Nigeria was set to hold its Presidential and National Assembly elections on 14 February.

This is after fears and concerns in the West African nation over security measures during the elections.

“Under these circumstances, few EMBs will proceed with elections after the security consultations,” INEC chairman, Attahiru Jega said at a press conference.

“The comm has rescheduled the elections, Pres, Sen and HOA has been moved to March 28.”

Jega added that Government and SOA has been rescheduled to 11 April.

“We in INEC promise to deliver free, fair and credible elections,” he said.

“We implore the security agency to stick to their promise and commitment made to INEC. We wish to call on all Nigerians to accept this in good faith to deepen democracy in our country Nigeria.”

The country was originally set to hold its Presidential and National Assembly elections on 14 February.

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