With less than 24 hours to go until Nigeria’s rescheduled presidential election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that everything is in place for the poll to take place this time round.

The vote was supposed to be conducted last Saturday, but with less than five hours to go until polls were meant to open, INEC postponed the election.

It said that there were logistical problems.

Speaking to BBC’s Newsday programme this morning INEC Commissioner Festus Okoye said everything was in place.


INEC Commissioner Festus Okoye

“The only thing that can prevent the election from being held on Saturday is an act of God, or something that is beyond human comprehension. In relation to elections we are ready to go. We have put the disappointment of the past behind us,” said Commissioner Okoye.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has addressed the nation, praising people’s patience during the week-long delay and urging them to vote.

Mr Buhari, first elected in 2015, is running for a second term.

He’s facing 72 other candidates but Atiku Abubakar is his main challenger.

-BBC