JUST IN: Malami, Buhari Minister asks INEC to postpone elections

Mr. Abubakar Malami, Nigeria attorney-general and Minister of Justice has asked Nigeria electoral management body, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone elections in Zamfara state citing legal tussles as a reason behind his stand.

In a letter dated February 13, 2019, Mr. Malami said a law firm has written to him asking that the election is postponed as a result of the supreme court ruling that paved way for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to take part in the Zamfara elections.

According to the attorney, the supreme court ruling shows clearly that APC primaries were held in Zamfara, thus, INEC as a matter of necessity will have to postponed election in the state to enable APC to prepare adequately for the elections.

Nigeria federal lawmakers’ election will be held on Saturday 16, 2019 together with the presidential election.

Elections Malami has since called for them to be postponed.

The supreme court sitting in Sokoto on Wednesday quashed the decision of the lower court and ruled that APC shall participate in all Zamafara elections.

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