Nigeria votes for change but Buhari faces tough times ahead

Issue 298 - 17 Apr 2015 - By David Slater | 11 minute read

The close presidential election anticipated as Nigerians went to the polls on 28 March ended in victory for the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, retired major-general Muhammadu Buhari, in a process many observers praised as free and fair. As African Energy went to press, it seemed likely that APC gubernatorial candidates would emerge largely triumphant from the 11 April elections to control Nigeria’s 36 states, despite a sometimes desperate People’s Democratic Party (PDP) rearguard action. With the PDP retaining only 11 states (of which four were not contested), its political machine is foundering.

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