As an election observer a Kenyan Governor who left her country and arrived Nigeria has express disappointment following the last minute postponement of the election.
Charity Ngilu, a Governor of Kitui in Kenya, among international observers for the Nigerian General Election left stranded after the exercise which was kick off on Saturday, February 16, was postponed has expressed deep dissatisfaction with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Governor, Ngilu who had arrived at a polling station was caught off guard by the last minute cancellation of the exercise by the electoral commission just five hours to opening of the polls at 6am.
The governor expressed shock at how the populous West African nation trivialized an important occasion as a presidential election.
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“Ready at 6am for our observer mission but alas, the election was postponed at 2am. Five hours to opening of the polling stations. Really sad for Nigeria and democracy in Africa,” she lamented.
The electoral agency chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, said they reached the decision to postpone for the public good premised on free and fair polls.