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Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby has spoken on the postponed general election by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Nigeria.

Welby in a post on Tuesday on his verified Twitter page prayed that Nigeria will experience a free and fair election following new date for the presidential election.

The Archbishop also urged presidential candidates from different political parties to accept election results by INEC after the electoral process.

His tweet read: “Today I join with Nigerians to pray for peaceful, free, credible, transparent & fair elections on the new dates.

“May participants be able to accept the result and may their great and gifted nation find peace, prosperity, security and hope for all citizens.”

Recall that the INEC Chairman had on Saturday, few hours before the polls, announced that Presidential election will now hold on Feb. 23rd, while governorship election will hold on March 9.

The development has since received scorns from Nigerians and the international community.

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