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Nigeria to keep Feb. 14 presidential election date

2015-02-05 21:08
Party supporters dance carries a banner with picture of Nigerian President and Presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party Goodluck Jonathan during a rally in Lagos on January 8, 2015. Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Thurs ~ PIUS UTOMI EKPEI

Abuja - Nigeria's Council of State has decided to stick with February 14 as the date for its presidential election, Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha said on Thursday.

"No decision was taken to change the date. The date remains Feb. 14, INEC (Independent National Electoral Commission) reassured us that they are prepared to conduct the election," Okorocha told journalists.

Also read: Nigeria may postpone Feb elections - INEC 

The Council of State is made up of the country's two presidential candidates, governors and former state leaders and electoral commission chairman Attahiru Jega.

Read more on: inec  |  2015 elections  |  abuja  |  politics

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