Nigeria postpones parliament polls in some areas


Nigeria’s electoral commission said parliamentary elections would hold in most of the country on Saturday but that it was postponing votes in around 13 percent of constituencies.

Attahiru Jega, head of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said votes would be postponed until April 26 in 15 of 109 Senatorial constituencies and 48 of 360 House of Representatives constituencies.

The parliamentary elections were originally meant to have held last Saturday, but voting materials failed to arrive in large parts of the country, Reuters reports.

The latest delay was caused by a need to print new ballot papers in those areas where voting did get underway before the election was aborted last week.