Operational hitches in Nigeria's elections a burden on voters - EU observer mission
ABUJA, Feb 25 (Reuters) - The head of the European Union's
observer mission to Nigeria's presidential and parliamentary
elections said on Monday that the vote had been hit by
operational shortcomings that made it difficult for voters.
"Serious operational shortcomings put undue burden on
voters," said Maria Arena, the EU's chief observer and member of
the European parliament told reporters.
Various election observers have said violence, delayed
opening of polling centres and problems with electronic voting
machines made it difficult for many to vote on Saturday and
meant voting took place in a small number of places on Sunday.
(Reporting by Alexis Akwagyiram and Paul Carsten
Writing by James Macharia; Editing by Toby Chopra)
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