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Vol 48 No 10

Published 11th May 2007


Nigeria

A troubled transition

The incoming government faces political road blocks as it tries to tackle the crises in electric power supply and the Niger Delta

The gulf between the aspirations of the new political team under President-elect Umaru Musa Yar'Adua and the consequences of last month's disastrous elections is widening dangerously. Many around Yar'Adua disown the elections, blaming the outrageous fraud and violence on avaricious state governors and ruling party hacks loyal to outgoing President Olusegun Obasanjo. Some even suggest that the intention behind the more ludicrous voter frauds was to provoke a crisis, which would earn the old-guard an extended period in power. Whatever the motives behind the fraud, it is time to move on, argues Yar'Adua's team.

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