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Buhari disappointed in INEC over election postponement



Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed disappointment in the Independent National Electoral Commission over the postponement of the general elections.

“I am deeply disappointed that despite the long notice given and our preparations both locally and internationally, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) postponed the Presidential and National Assembly elections within hours of its commencement,” Buhari said in a statement on Saturday.

Buhari, who is also seeking re-election, said Nigerians believed in INEC after the Commission assured of “complete readiness for the elections.”

The INEC Chair, Mahmood Yakubu, Saturday morning announced the postponement of the 2019 presidential and governorship election by a week.

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Mahmood said the postponement was necessary due to some logistics and operational problems.

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