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Vol 58 No 8

Published 14th April 2017


Nigeria

Ambition and ethics

Politicking ahead of the 2019 elections and the derailing of the anti-corruption campaign frustrate President Buhari's team

In the four weeks since his return from medical leave in London, President Muhammadu Buhari has struggled to regain the initiative. This comes against a background of intensifying politicking within and around the governing All Progressives' Congress (APC). Based on the assumption that Buhari will not seek a second term, several contenders are positioning themselves for what they believe will be a wide-open election contest in 2019.

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