Nigeria President says `not consulted` on election postponement

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said Wednesday that he was "not consulted" on a widely-criticised decision to postpone national elections by six weeks, rejecting claims that his political interests motivated the delay. 

AFP| Updated: Feb 12, 2015, 00:10 AM IST

Lagos: Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan said Wednesday that he was "not consulted" on a widely-criticised decision to postpone national elections by six weeks, rejecting claims that his political interests motivated the delay. 

"I was not consulted and I don`t want to be consulted," Jonathan said in a nationally broadcast interview, insisting that election officials made an independent decision after receiving guidance from the security agencies.