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Vol 51 No 19

Published 24th September 2010


Nigeria

A false start

Doubts about the election timetable, dissension in the President’s party and some surprise new candidates are changing everyone’s calculations

The tight election timetable announced at the beginning of the month is now being questioned again by election officials, civil activists and most of the contesting candidates (AC Vol 51 No 18). The speculation about changing the date of the election was serious enough to persuade President Goodluck Jonathan to delay his departure for the United Nations’ development summit in New York on 21-22 September.

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