Nigeria's election delay on military say raises fears for democracy

February 9, 2015 4:24 PM

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ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's agreement to delay this week's election on the advice of security forces creates a worrying echo for some of the annulment of 1993's democratic vote by a military government.

The election this Saturday in Africa's biggest economy was set to be the closest fought since the end of military dictatorship in 1999. President Goodluck Jonathan is seeking re-election in a contest with main opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari, himself a former military ruler.

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