Following the controversy that followed the sudden postponement of Nigeria’s parliamentary election - originally schedule for Saturday April 2 , but later moved to Monday April 4 - and major opposition parties disapproval of the new date, the nation’s electoral body has decided to push forward all elections by one week.
INEC had suspended the parliamentary election meant to elect politicians into the country’s upper and lower lawmaking bodies, due to late delivery of voting materials by contractors, the election commission claimed.
Nigeria’s main opposition party, Action Congress of Nigeria, on Saturday slammed the election commission for incompetence and threatened not to take part in the parliamentary election, if it is held on Monday.
The decision to adjust the general elections was taken at an emergency meeting between INEC and registered political parties on Sunday, in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
Adjusted 2011 General Election Time Table
Parliamentary Election: Saturday, Apr 9
Presidential Election: Saturday, Apr 16
Governorship/State Assembly Election: Tuesday, Apr 26
For the second time, Nigeria’s electoral body has postponed the botched parliamentary election until April 9 due continued logistic problems.
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