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Lagos – The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has lost its independence, a democracy group, Nigerian Voters Assembly (NVA) has reportedly said, following the postponement of the country’s general elections.
According to naij.com, NVA said INEC inappropriately submitted to the pressure to have the elections postponed, adding that the commission should have "remained steadfast and abided by its own rules and regulations".
The country’s general elections which had been initially scheduled for 14 February were moved to 28 March, while the state gubernatorial and legislative votes have been pushed to 11 April.
The group said by caving into the pressure to delay the polls, INEC had deprived Nigerians of their sovereign rights.