Many Nigerians express shock at INEC decision to postpone the General election in Nigeria until next week. In his statement President Buhari said. President Muhammadu Buhari said he was “deeply disappointed” but urged people to refrain from “civil disorder”
In his own statement the PDP candidate Atiku Abubakar “called for patience but accused the administration of “anti-democratic acts”. The leading political parties,” the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), both condemned the move and accused each other of trying to manipulate the vote”.
“In a statement in Abuja on Saturday, the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, said Britain recognised the frustrations of Nigerians and urged them to vote on the re-scheduled dates.”
“The British High Commission supports the joint statement made by the heads of the international observer missions on the postponement of the 2019 Nigerian elections.”
“We recognise the frustrations of many Nigerians, including those involved in the delivery, supervision and observation of the election and those who travelled considerable distances to exercise their democratic right to vote.”
The statement added,“We urge the Nigerian people to come out to vote next weekend in the re-scheduled elections.”