April 2, 2011 / 11:43 AM / 8 years ago

Nigeria postpones parliamentary elections to Monday

ABUJA, April 2 (Reuters) - Nigeria postponed parliamentary elections nationwide until Monday after voting materials failed to arrive in many areas, a major blow to hopes of a break with a history of chaotic polls in Africa’s most populous nation.

"The decision we have taken is weighty indeed but it is an important step in further ensuring the credibility of the 2011 elections," Attahiru Jega, head of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said in a televised address. (For more Reuters Africa coverage and to have your say on the top issues, visit: af.reuters.com/ ) (Reporting by Camillus Eboh; Writing by Nick Tattersall)

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