Nigerian presidential poll postponed, opposition slams decision

Nigeria's main opposition party presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar is pictured during his address to reporters, after the postponement of the presidential election in Yola, in Adamawa State, Nigeria February 16, 2019. REUTERS/Nyancho NwaNri

DAURA/YOLA, Nigeria (Reuters) – Nigerian authorities postponed Saturday’s national election by a week, just hours before polls had been due to open, prompting the opposition candidate to accuse President Muhammadu Buhari of seeking to “disenfranchise” voters. The electoral commission said the postponement was due solely to logistical factors and denied political pressure had played any […]

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