Nigeria's Buhari calls for calm after election delay

Saturday February 16 2019

Mohammadu Buhari

Incumbent President and candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress party, Mohammadu Buhari, waves to supporters upon his arrival to his native town Daura, in Nigeria's Katsina State, to pray at the Central Mosque on February 15, 2019. PHOTO | PIUS UTOMI EKPEI | AFP 

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President Muhammadu Buhari called for Nigerians "to refrain from all civil disorder and remain peaceful" after a last-minute postponement to Saturday's presidential election where he was standing for a second term.

Nigeria's electoral body had in the early morning hours announced a one-week delay to presidential and legislative elections that were to begin across Africa's most-populous country at 0700 GMT on Saturday.