Nigeria’s political parties sign peace pledge ahead of election
23 February 2023 | 12:09 pm
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.
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Voters in Africa's biggest economy and most populous nation are heading to the polls on Feb. 25 to elect a new president and lawmakers amid growing frustration over unprecedented insecurity, industrial-scale oil theft and surging inflation.
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Nigeria will elect a new president on February 25 to take over from Muhammadu Buhari in a contest pitting the old guard against a third-party candidate seeking to upset the established political order. There are 18 candidates on the ballot, but only three are considered the top contenders.
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Three top contenders are competing to take over from Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari in a battle that pits the old guard against a third-party candidate who is seeking to harness anger among young Nigerians.
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In just two weeks, voters in Africa's biggest economy and most populous nation will head to the polls to elect a new president and lawmakers amid growing frustration over insecurity, oil theft, and surging inflation.
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