Nigeria presidential election postponed by a week


Workers fix an election campaign billboard depicting Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice President, ...
Workers fix an election campaign billboard depicting Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo in Abuja, Nigeria January 30, 2019.

Nigeria’s presidential election, which was due to be held on Saturday, has been postponed to February 23, the chairman of the country’s electoral commission said on Saturday.

Addressing journalists hours before polls were due to open, Independent National Electoral Commision (INEC) Chairman Mahmood Yakubu, said proceeding as previously scheduled was not feasible.

He said the delay was needed to hold a free and fair election.

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