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Vol 57 No 24

Published 2nd December 2016


Nigeria

Grandees test the water

The Ondo gubernatorial election was a proving ground for political rivals within the APC camp

The victory of Rotimi Akeredolu, candidate of the governing All Progressives' Congress (APC) in the Ondo State governorship election on 26 November, has strong national resonance in the battle of wills between President Muhammadu Buhari and the south-west region's godfather, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. This gives Buhari two important allies in the south-west: the other is Ogun State's Ibikunle Amosun, who was a close confidant of Buhari when he led the All Nigeria People's Party. Amosun also proposed to Buhari that Kemi Adeosun, from Ogun, be made Finance Minster.

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