Nigeria's main opposition candidate has told Al Jazeera that the
"government has failed in its principal duty of protecting life or
property of all beings inside its territory".
Leader of Nigeria's All Progressives Congress, former General
Muhammadu Buhari spoke to Al Jazeera exclusively on Sunday
  - a day after the government announced a six-week postponement
of the nationwide vote.
The official line is that the government needs more time to ensure
security and safety in northeastern regions blighted by a violent
campaign by Boko Haram.
Members of the opposition, however, say President Goodluck
Jonathan is trying to buy time in the election campaign.

"It is extremely disappointing," Buhari said, of the delay.
"The is no reason for it. The Independent Nigerian Electoral
Commission gave a detailed brief of activities from the last
general election in 2011 to now and they have clearly said
that they are ready to hold the election."
Buhari said the government had not been taking the fight
against Boko Haram seriously and described the inability
to secure 14 local governments in the northeast as "extremely
"There is no need for it [the delay]," he said.
"If the same military can not secure 14 local governorates out
of 774 in six years, how can they be sure they can secure
those 14 in six weeks?"
"We cannot fight it because it is supported by the constitution.
This is the limit.
"We will ask our supporters to remain calm and be prepared
to participate in the elections on the 28th of March."
Buhari, who attended military college in the United States,
previously ruled Nigeria for nearly two years after staging a
military coup in 1984.
During his rule, there were allegations of secret tribunals,
curtailment of civil liberties, and executions for crimes not
punishable by death.

He also unsuccessfully ran for office in 2003, 2007 and 2011.
The former general served as governor in the country's
northeast - the area now dominated by Boko Haram - and
has pledged to make security a priority in the region.
"The government is not prepared to fight Boko Haram,"
he said.
"[It] is not serious about curbing the insurgency in the
northeast. If the troops deployed in Ekiti State to rig votes
in favour of the government had been effectively deployed
in the north east, the end of the insurgency could have been met."
President Goodluck Jonathan is not fit to hold office having 
been unable and unwilling to suppress the terrorist group 
Boko Haram. He should not be reelected into office. His 
good luck days are over. The military leaders - generals 
and officers who are inept and inert should be sacked and 
those corrupt be brought to justice. A nation rich in oil 
reserves should have all the means to procure militery 
arms and expertise to fight terrorists but instead have to 
rely on poorer neighbours to fight terror for him. Gross 
shame and humiliation !!!