INEC weighs six-week election delay, say lawmakers
NIGERIA’S electoral body, Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), has discussed the possibility of a six-week delay to presidential elections on security grounds, lawmakers told AFP on Saturday, a week before the scheduled vote.
The country’s national security advisor, Sambo Dasuki, said military operations against Boko Haram in the northeast meant there would not be adequate security for the election, they added.
“On the basis of that, the national security advisor has requested INEC to consider rescheduling the elections for at least a period of six weeks,” Bashir Yusuf, of the smaller PDM party, said after the meeting.
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