March 20, 2023

Nigeria’s elections for the presidency and each homes of the federal parliament have been beneath approach on Saturday throughout the nation’s 36 states.

This vote is the sixth successive civilian-to-civilian transition of energy since a return to democracy in 1999.

Solely 4 of the 18 candidates are thought-about frontrunners: Bola Tinubu of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar of the main opposition Folks’s Democratic Social gathering, Peter Obi of the Labor Social gathering, and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Folks’s Social gathering (NNPP ).

Key points at stake embody the economic system, which has suffered two recessions in 4 years, and safety.

Greater than a 3rd of the full eligible voters in Nigeria are youths and their voices are anticipated to make a distinction after years of low turnout.

There have been requires stakeholders within the electoral course of to permit for a easy and clear election, amid issues about voter suppression, inducement and intimidation.

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