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Nigeria: Parliamentary election postponed for a week

Categories: Sub-Saharan Africa, Nigeria, Elections, Governance

The Nigerian parliamentary election, which kicks off two weeks of national elections originally scheduled to begin Saturday, has been postponed until Monday. The latest is actually that all elections have been pushed back for a full week [1]. “A 48-hour delay is worth every second of the wait to get things right,” writes [2] Akin. But Adeola wonders [3] why officials waited until Nigerians had already headed to the polls before announcing the delay.