Fired VP Tambajang casts doubt on preparations for Nigeria polls
Updated: Feb 24, 2019
Former vice-president of The Gambia, Fatoumatta Tambajang,has disclosed that she nurtures doubts about Nigeria Independent Electoral Commission’s readiness to meet logistical necessities for presidential polls due Saturday.
Speaking to the BBC correspondent following the postponement of elections for 6 days barely five hours prior to opening of polls, the quondam Gambia number two explained reasons for her ambiguities and concerns: “One has to be realistic given the enormity of the activities that are supposed to be taken care of”. Compounding the cumbersome nature of meeting the logistical hurdles, she said popular enthusiasm for the electoral process would have to be restored to where it was until last week's cancellation. Festus Mogae, a former president of Botswana who is head of the international election observer mission told the BBC's Newsday programme that he was doubtful that all the preparations would be completed.
"It's a great deal of work yet to be done. I don't know whether that can be managed or not, I am not in a position to judge but it makes me apprehensive."