(16 Feb 2019) Nigerians on Saturday woke up to the news that their country’s electoral commission announced a delay of the presidential election a mere five hours before polls were set to open.
In Kano, Nigeria’s second-largest city, voters expressed their dissapointment, many having travelled specifically for the chance to vote.
The commission delayed the vote until 23 February, citing unspecified “challenges” amid reports that voting materials had not been delivered to all parts of the country.
More than 84 million voters in this country of some 190 million had been expected to head to the polls in what is seen as a close and heated race between 76-year-old President Muhammadu Buhari and top challenger Atiku Abubakar, a billionaire former vice president.
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