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Vol 54 N0 1

Published 11th January 2013


Nigeria

Early start for Jonathan

Despite corruption worries and a row with Obasanjo over the crisis in the north, President Jonathan prepares to stand in the 2015 elections

Election billboards in the business district of Abuja calling for President Goodluck Jonathan to stand for election again in 2015 opened the political season of the New Year. Jonathan’s Spokesman Reuben Abati improbably claimed that the President’s political team had no involvement. Insiders at the Presidency say that Jonathan is unlikely to announce his intentions until late 2014. They concede the probability is that he will seek the candidacy of the governing People’s Democratic Party (PDP), even if he has to face opposition from senior northern members.

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