Nigeria delays vote at the last minute | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 17, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:31 AM, February 17, 2019

Nigeria delays vote at the last minute

Nigerians hoping to cast their ballots in elections set for yesterday were instead turned away from polling stations after the electoral commission's snap decision to delay the vote by a week. Many voters were caught unawares by the early morning announcement and arrived at polling places to find the doors barred and staff absent. The vote delay was caused by delay in delivery of election materials, including ballot papers, to voting centres. Presidential and parliamentary elections are now set for February 23, and governorship and state assembly elections have been pushed back to March 9, officials said.

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