2023 elections: Chris Okeke talks about INEC and the legal disputes
By Guardian Exclusive
09 March 2023 | 11:20 am
Legal practitioner, Cris Okeke spoke with GuardianTV about the 2023 elections and the legal dispute that will follow.
Too stylish for political party t-shirts and caps, some fashionistas in Nigeria are donning the colours and faces of their preferred candidates for a presidential election this month. Ahead of the Feb. 25 vote, political rallies have become catwalks for colourful printed fabrics twisted into elaborate dresses, tunics and headscarves.
Presidential elections in Nigeria are usually a two-horse race between the two main political parties. Ahead of this Saturday's polls, our Africa Editor, Georja Calvin-Smith, caught up with the third party candidate Peter Obi, who's threatening to upset the political landscape of Africa's most populous country.
Only three out of 18 candidates stand a realistic chance of winning the presidency on February 25. Bola Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi each believe they can win the election in Africa's most populous state.
Nigerians will vote on Saturday in what could be their most credible and close electoral contest since military rule ended nearly a quarter of a century ago, and the first in which a presidential candidate who is not from one of the two main parties stands a chance.
High hopes for change carried Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari into office. Eight years later, as his two-term period comes to en end, the West African nation is in tatters. Although it wasn't all bad.
In past elections, Nigerian political aspirants always invoked religious and ethnic affiliations to mobilize their supporters. But Nigerians say that what matters most in this year's vote are the candidates' records.
High hopes for change carried Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari into office. Eight years later, as his two-term period comes to en end, the West African nation is in tatters.
Nigerian voters will choose a successor to President Muhammadu Buhari and a new government on Saturday. The crucial election in Africa's most populous country has been overshadowed by cash and fuel shortages.
Voting is still underway in some parts of Nigeria, hours after the official close of polling stations. Attacks and acts of vandalism prevented some voters from casting ballots for a new president and government.
Nigerians are still waiting for a clear picture to emerge after a general election initially scheduled on finish on Saturday. The surprise third serious contender for the presidency scored a significant win in Lagos.
Nigeria's ruling party candidate, Bola Tinubu, was declared president-elect of Africa's most populous nation in the early hours of Wednesday after a weekend election that the main opposition parties have disputed.
For much of his political career, Nigerian President-elect Bola Tinubu has exerted power from behind the scenes, widely regarded as a "godfather" who uses an extensive patronage network to back candidates for office.
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