Nigeria has the presidential and parliamentary elections that today had to be, in the extreme, a week delayed. The national electoral commission raises logistical problems.
‘To free, fair and credible elections to ensure, it is not possible for the elections to organize as planned, ” said the chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu, after the end of a nighttime emergency session.
The presidential and parliamentary elections would now be next week Saturday is due to take place on 23 February. The election of the governors, who on march 2, was planned, was postponed to 9 march.
The electoral commission INEC came Friday night together for a spoedberaad. The country with 190 million inhabitants, the bevolkingrijkste African country, awaited the outcome of the meeting for hours in suspense. On the Nigerian media were circulating at that time already rumors of a delay.
Yakubu gave no further details on the logistical problems. It is, however, that there is spread throughout the country, three INEC centres are burnt down. The opposition complained of the lack of stembrieven in different states.
The two main Nigerian party that Saturday against another would include, APC and PDP, the decision of the election commission now strongly condemned. They accuse each other of it, on the basis of the delay.
Between who is going to?
The struggle for power in Nigeroia between Muhammadu Buhari (76) and Atiku Abubakar (72). Buhari is the sitting president that few results can be presented: four years ago, he promised the monstrous corruption in Nigeria to fight but that failed. Still a problem for Buhari: he has poor health, which he several times to London flew in for medical care.
Unfortunately for the Nigerians is his challenger Atika Abubakar isn’t the great innovator of the country out of poverty will lift. The businessman Abubakar was in a previous life, for many years vice-president and then drag and drop a nasty reputation of fraudster behind him. Although he is today the allegations of large-scale tampering denies, indicates an American senaatsrapport of 2010, Abubakar and his wife as being responsible for the smuggling of 40 million dollars in suspect funds.