Vote postponement comes under fire

Criticism mounted on Sunday over Nigeria’s decision to postpone national elections by six weeks because of Boko Haram violence, with some insisting President Goodluck Jonathan’s political woes were the true cause of the delay. Election body chairman Attahiru Jega announced the postponement for presidential and parliamentary polls from February 14 to March 28 late Saturday, […]

Full text of Prof Jega’s statement on election postponement

Introduction We invited you here today to make known the position of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the timetable for the 2015 general elections. Let me state from the outset that the Commission’s position was reached after carefully weighing the suggestions from briefings held with different stakeholders in the electoral process. The conduct […]