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Vol 64 No 23

Published 16th November 2023


Tinubu tightens grip, opposition regroups

Violence, low turnouts and blatant vote rigging raise doubts about the APC's latest state election victories

Such was the nature of the victories for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the off-cycle state governorship elections on 11 November in Kogi and Imo states, that they have called into question again the credibility of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). A third election in oil-producing Bayelsa state was also won by a candidate close to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, although he was nominally in an opposition party.

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