Nigeria's electoral commission says 82 percent of voter cards collected

March 24, 2015 1:04 PM

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ABUJA (Reuters) - About 82 percent of Nigerian voters have collected the cards they need to present at polling stations to take part in Saturday's presidential election, officials said on Tuesday.

The tight contest between President Goodluck Jonathan and former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari was meant to take place on Feb. 14 but was delayed by six weeks because the military said it could not guarantee security, especially in the northeast, where Islamists have waged a six-year insurgency.

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