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Vol 51 No 16

Published 6th August 2010


Nigeria

Goodluck with the numbers

President Jonathan is slowly winning over the governors and party barons - but time is short

The arithmetic is not right yet but Goodluck Jonathan is making steady progress in his bid for the candidacy of his party in next year's presidential elections. Last week the leaders of the six states in the 'South-South' - Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta, Edo and Rivers - vowed support for his campaign for the presidency. It was not a forgone conclusion given the prickly relations between Jonathan and the six governors from his region.

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