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Vol 52 No 2

Published 21st January 2011


Nigeria

Jonathan’s primary colours

Winning the PDP’s presidential nomination looks easier for Goodluck Jonathan than establishing himself as a truly national politician

President Goodluck Jonathan clinched the presidential nomination of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on 14 January with an unexpected 77% of the votes. Jonathan, the insiders quickly learned, had promised all first-term state governors that they would have the PDP nomination for their second terms in return for their support of his presidential nomination. All 26 duly obliged and Jonathan’s nomination was secure.

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