Nigeria’s ‘closest election in 20 years’ focuses on corruption, again

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The most populous country in Africa went to the polls on Saturday, amid some controversial delays. There have been accusations of election-rigging, and corruption, on both sides.

The two big-hitters in this election are the current President Muhummadu Buhari – a former military ruler vying for a second term – and Atiku Abubakar – a former vice president referred to simply as ‘Atiku’. The twist is that these two are more similar than Nigeria might be used to.

Doctoral Researcher at the University of Western Australia’s Africa Research and Engagement Centre, Muhammad Dan Suleiman, told us more.

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