Nigeria races to get voter cards out for presidential election

January 9, 2015 6:24 PM

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ABUJA (Reuters) - Five weeks before a presidential election, Nigeria's electoral commission said on Friday it has not yet finished printing the cards that voters will need to present at polling stations.

Of the cards that are ready, about 15 million have not yet been collected by voters, sometimes because of apathy or geographical remoteness, said electoral commission spokesman Kayode Idowu, while insisting everything would be ready on time.

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