#ElectionPostponed: See What This Gambian Journalist Had To Say
It is not only Nigerians that are disappointed that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC postponed the Presidential elections scheduled for Saturday (today).
Some foreign journalists who had been deployed to Nigeria to cover the elections are also understandably disappointed.
One of the foreign journalists is a Gambian reporter, Sise Sawaneh, who decried the postponement, saying the action would affect lives, movement and businesses.
Sawaneh, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Abuja that it was unfortunate the elections didn’t hold.
She further expressed concerns that the postponement might affect the attitude of electorate towards voting on the re-scheduled dates.
“It’s unfortunate we did not see this coming. I am concerned with the citizens who have been affected by this, their lives, businesses, movement and activities, and to an extent it might affect their attitude towards voting on the rescheduled date as well.
“Usually elections like this might encounter logistics challenges that need to be addressed, but it calls for careful management so as not to make the citizens feel bad and take to apathy.
“For me, I am still here, though it has extra budgetary implications, but I will manage to do my job of reporting till the end.
“I pray all events leading to and after the elections go very well without any challenge,” she said.
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