Nigeria Election 2019: Appeal For Calm After Shock Delay.

Nigeria’s president and leading opposition candidate have appealed for calm after the shock move to delay elections for a week.

President Muhammadu Buhari said he was “deeply disappointed” but urged people to refrain from “civil disorder”.

Main rival Atiku Abubakar called for patience but accused the administration of “anti-democratic acts”.

Election officials cited “logistical” reasons for the 11th-hour delay in presidential and parliamentary polls.

In a press conference on Saturday, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (Inec), Mahmood Yakubu, said the decision to delay had “nothing to do with political influence”.

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