Nigeria: More Questions Than Answers As Election Day Nears

Nigerians head to the polls on February 16 to choose their next president, wrapping up a two-horse race between incumbent Muhammadu Buhari, representing the All Progressives Congress (APC) party, and Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president with the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). The contest remains too close to call, typified by two less-than-perfect candidates with numerous vulnerabilities that have impeded their ability to build broad-based support.


Many believe the defections have handed the advantage to the PDP leading up to the elections, but their flagbearer has been unable to shed accusations about how he built his vast business empire and build on the momentum.


Founder — SW4 Insights. Public policy junkie and Central Bank Watcher. Recovering journalist and former Senior Director at Hamilton Place Strategies

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