Nigeria’ s presidential and parliamentary elections has been delayed for a week.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says due to “logistical issues” the exercise can not be feasible.
Prior to the decision Campaigns ahead of Presidential election in Nigerian had ended. Headquarters of political parties in the race had been closed till Monday, following three months of campaigns.
The main candidates in the election have retreated to their hometowns where they had to vote.
Seventy two candidates are in the race for the President for the next four years.
Incumbent, Mohammadu Buhari, 76 of the APC and the one time vice President, Atiko Abubakar, 72 of the PDP are the front runners in the race.
More than eighty million voters are expected to cast their votes when the elections eventually hold.
The Director of Voter Education and Publicity of the election Commission, Oluwole Osaze Uzzi, expressed optimism ahead of the next phase of the process that begins with voting.
The general election will also be marked by the voting of members of parliament for the 360 constituencies and 109 senators.
Prior to the close of campaigns, the different political candidates signed a peace treaty to ensure that their supporters avoid all forms of violence during the electoral process.
International elections observers including those from Cameroon are taking stock of the situation ahead of the poll.
Some of them are optimistic that the Nigeria has a history of credible and acceptable elections.