Nigeria’s electoral body cautions Buhari, Atiku.
Nigeria’s electoral commission has called on politicians to ‘moderate their rhetoric’ ahead of Saturday’s delayed presidential election.
The chairperson of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu called for calm as both president Muhammadu Buhari and the opposition’s Atiku Abubakar have become more combative in their tone following the postponement of the election.
“Please speak in a manner that does not contribute to heating the polity and the political atmosphere,” Yakubu said
Presidential and parliamentary elections were called off just hours before polling on Saturday, with logistical difficulties blamed for the distribution of materials.