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Vol 52 No 7

Published 1st April 2011


Watch the south-west

The six states of south-west Nigeria may determine the national elections for President Goodluck Jonathan, whose People’s Democratic Party lost much of its following in the region under its previous leaders. Of Nigeria’s 73.5 million registered electors, the south-west accounts for 14.3 million. The two main rivals there are the nationally dominant PDP and the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), which has its political roots in the south-west. Even the name refers back to Yoruba leader Obafemi Awolowo’s Action Group, founded in 1951 in the run up to Independence.

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