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Election postponement: I’m sad for Nigeria and democracy in Africa, says Kenyan Governor who came as observer
Kitui Governor in Kenya, Charity Ngilu was among international observers for the Nigerian General Election who were left stranded after the exercise which was kick off on Saturday, February 16, was postponed.
Charity Ngilu who had arrived at a polling station was caught off guard by the last minute cancellation of the exercise by the electoral commission just five hours to opening of the polls at 6am.
The governor expressed shock at how the populous West African nation triviliased an important occasion as a presidential election.
“Ready at 6am for our observer mission but alas, the election was postponed at 2am. Five hours to opening of the polling stations. Really sad for Nigeria and democracy in Africa,” she lamented. See her post below.
The electoral agency chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, said they reached the decision to postpone for the public good premised on free and fair polls.