Saturday, April 16, 2011

Nigeria selects a new President

Nigerians are preparing to go to the polls on Saturday 16th April to decide who leads Africa's most populous and oil-rich Nation for the next four (4) years.

Incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP is widely seen as the frontrunner even after his party had a cut in its majority in the National Assembly during the April 9th elections.

Former military ruler General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) of CPC, poses the main threat to President Jonathan among the other leading contenders who include Mallam Nuhu Ribadu of (ACN) and Ibrahim Shekarau of ANPP.

About 73.5m are registered to vote and all eyes will be on Prof. Attahiru Jega and the Nigerian security to conduct free, fair elections devoid of violence.


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