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EU to continue monitoring polls despite delay

2015-02-11 12:12
Nigeria elections
File: AFP

Lagos – The European Union Observation Mission says it is concerned by the postponement of the country's general elections, adding, however, that it would continue to monitor the polls despite the delay.

According to the Nigerian Current, the chief observer of the mission, Santiago Fisas said they had noted that security was critical for the country's elections but it "must not be political".

"People have to be able to vote, elections have to be held so that government is accountable," Fisas was quoted as saying.  

The country's general elections were moved from the 14th of February to the 28th of March, with the Independent National Electoral Commission citing security concerns.

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