Shock as INEC postpones National Assembly election on Saturday
Nigerians reacted with shock as the Chairman of the Independent National Election Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, announced the postponement of the National Assembly election till Monday.
Jega, who spoke at a press conference in Abuja, blamed the non-availability of result sheets and materials for the decision.
Jega, who also apologised to Nigerians for the hitches recorded during Saturday’s botched exercise, said, “It is regrettable, it is unfortunate. It shouldn’t have happened.
“It should not have happened but what can we do? Man proposes and God disposes.
“We are no excusing ourselves from blame. I take responsibility.”
Millions of Nigerians at polling stations across the country expressed disappointment at the development. Many of them had waited at polling units for hours for election materials to arrive.
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