02 Apr '11, 2pm

Nigeria postpones parliament vote amid disarray

Nigeria postpones parliament vote amid disarray

ABUJA: Nigeria postponed Saturday's parliamentary polls amid widespread organisational problems, an ominous start to a crucial vote period in Africa's most populous nation. The parliament vote, now to be held on Monday, was to be the first of three landmark polls this month being seen as a critical test of whether Nigeria can organise a credible ballot after a series of flawed and violent elections. Electoral commission chief Attahiru Jega went on live television to announce the postponement at around midday. "In order to maintain the integrity of the elections and retain effective overall control of the process, the commission has taken the very difficult but necessary decision to postpone the national assembly elections to Monday, April 4, 2011," Jega said. He said the organisational problems involved a vendor that failed to supply necessary election materials. "I take r...

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