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Elections in Nigeria: over 84 million voters expected

06.01.2019
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According to Nigeria's Electoral Commission (INEC), more than 84 million voters have been registered to participate in the February 16 general election.

These figures were unveiled Monday (January 7th) in Abuja during a meeting between the Electoral Commission (INEC) and representatives of some 91 political parties in Nigeria.
Of the 190 million Nigerians surveyed in 2017, 84,004,084 are in the register of voters enlisted by the INEC. According to Professor Mahmood Yakubu, President of INEC, this is the last phase of an enrollment process that began in 2017.

The most populous country in Africa is preparing to elect its deputies, regional councilors. But especially the President of the Republic. An election that will oppose two main candidates: on the one hand outgoing President Muhammadu on behalf of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the other Atiku Abubakar People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Before losing power in the 2015 presidential election, the PDP led the country for 16 years. Three members of this party had succeeded to the throne through the ballot box: Olusegun Obasanjo, the late Umaru Musah Yar Adua and Goodluck Jonathan. The latter lost the presidential election of 2015 against Buhari.

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