Presidential candidate for the APC, General Muhammadu Buhari has reacted to INEC’s decision to postpone the elections earlier slated for February 14 by saying that “Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria were fighting wars and they conducted elections. “What is Boko Haram?”
The chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, prof. Jega in a nationwide broadcast on Saturday said the elections earlier slated for this month have been postponed for six more weeks.
The presidential candidate and former military Head-of-State was answering questions fielded by a British Channel 4 reporter on the postponement of the elections at the coronation ceremony of the Emir of Kano in Kano on Saturday.
Apparently, the interview took place before the official announcement from INEC that the election would be postponed.
When asked to comment on the rumours that the elections would be postponed General Buhari said that he had not been informed.
He also emphatically stated that he would not support any postponement of the elections.
When the reporter asked him to comment on the fact that the elections were being postponed because of Boko Haram crises in the North-eastern part of the country, the former military general said the violence was confined to “only” fourteen out of the 770 local governments in Nigeria before giving a list of other countries in the world where elections took place while they were in a state of war.