Nigeria seeks unifying leader in 2023 election
24 February 2023 | 5:37 am
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.
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