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Vol 57 No 25

Published 16th December 2016


Nigeria

Things fall apart in Rivers vote

Both parties are to blame for the rigging and killings that could weaken President Buhari's national standing

No one emerges with credit from the violent fiasco of the elections that were re-run in Rivers State on 10 December. Nationally, the polls were a test of strength between the All Progressives' Congress (APC), which holds power at the centre, and the People's Democratic Party (PDP), which controls several oil-rich states in the Niger Delta and south-east, including Rivers.

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