Frustrated Nigerians decry INEC elections postponement

Nigeria’s presidential and parliamentary polls have been shifted by a week till February 23, leaving many citizens disenchanted with the electoral process, after waking up to the sad news early Saturday. The leadership of Nigeria’s election management body, INEC reached the crucial decision following a logistics nightmare arising from poor distribution of sensitive voting materials, after an emergency meeting due to massive complaints.
A woman checks her name in voting lists at the State INEC Independent Electoral Comission Office in Jimeta on February 16, 2019. – Nigeria’s electoral watchdog postponed presidential and parliamentary elections for one week, just hours before polls were due to open. The two main political parties swiftly condemned the move and accused each other of orchestrating the delay as a way of manipulating the vote. (Photo by Luis TATO / AFP)

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