Nigeria opposition up in arms after elections postponed


FILE PHOTO: Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president, attends the national convention of Nigeria's opposition ...
FILE PHOTO: Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president, attends the national convention of Nigeria's opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP), in the southern city of Port Harcourt in the Niger Delta, Nigeria October 6, 2018. REUTERS/Tife Owolabi/File Photo

Nigeria opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar on Saturday said, without giving evidence, that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration hoped to disenfranchise the country’s electorate by delaying the election.

He made the comment in a tweet, one of a number of messages on his Twitter feed in which he reacted to the electoral commission’s decision to delay the presidential election by a week. It is now scheduled to take place on Feb. 23.

Buhari’s spokesman Garba Shehu declined to comment

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