Nigeria Elections

Elections for the presidency of Nigeria are shortly approaching. The incumbent, Goodluck Jonathan, has failed to quench the terrorist threat from Boko Horam. He has neglected the slaughter of thousands of civilians and has no control over his army. Muhammadu Buhari is the challenger. He had previously been a dictator for the country for a brief period. He has vowed to uphold democratic principles, but old habits die hard. He is from the north, whereas Jonathan is from the south. Voting is highly unlikely to be legitimate due to the constant violence in the north and widespread corruption and fraud in previous elections. It will be interesting who will come out on top. The status quo will be devastating, therefore it would be good if Buhari was elected. Either way, the fate of Africa’s largest economy is not looking promising.

 

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