Nigeria’s president to hold emergency meeting with ruling party over election delay


Nigeria's president to hold emergency meeting with ruling party over election delay
A cyclist drives pasts a campaign poster for President Muhammadu Buhari in a street after the postponement of the presidential election in Kano, Nigeria February 17, 2019. REUTERS/Luc Gnago

In Summary

  • It said the vice president and APC co-chairman Bola Tinubu were among the figures expected to attend the meeting.
  • The electoral commission, which announced the delay five hours before polls were due to open on Saturday, said the election would be held on Feb. 23.

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is to hold an emergency meeting with senior members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party over the week-long postponement of the country’s election delay, the party media office said on Monday.

It said the vice president and APC co-chairman Bola Tinubu were among the figures expected to attend the meeting. The electoral commission, which announced the delay five hours before polls were due to open on Saturday, said the election would be held on Feb. 23.

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