Nigeria commission says transport delays behind vote postponement
ABUJA, Feb 16 (Reuters) - Nigeria's presidential election
was delayed by a week due to delays in transporting electoral
material and was not a result of external pressure, the chairman
of the electoral commission said on Saturday.
Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent Electoral
Commission (INEC), said some sensitive election material had
been distributed but all had been returned to the central bank
and an audit would now be conducted.
Yakubu announced in the early hours of Saturday that the
vote would now be held on Feb. 23.
(Reporting by Camillisu Eboh, Alexis Akwagyiram and James
Editing by Gareth Jones)
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