INEC postpones Nigeria 2015 General Elections for 6 weeks

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INEC reached the decision to postpone the 2015
General Elections at a stakeholders meeting held today,
February 7, The Associated Press reports.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
has decided to postpone the 2015 General Elections. »
INEC reached the decision at a stakeholders meeting
held today, February 7. INEC had earlier announced
that it would reach a final decision today » .
An official close to the commission told The
Associated Press » that INEC had decided to postpone
the election for six weeks due to the threat posed by
Boko Haram.
The source added that the poll shift would allow extra
time for a newly constituted multinational force to
secure the North-East which is currently being plagued
by Boko Haram attacks.
It would also enable the commission continue
distribution » of Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) to
citizens to prevent mass disenfranchisement.
INEC is expected to make an official announcement of
the postponement at a news conference later in the
day.
The initial call for the postponement of the polls was
made by National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki »
but it was voted against by the Council of State » .
US Secretary of State, John Kerry also warned Nigeria
against postponing the polls » .
Story developing.

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