Twenty years after he left power, Gen. Obasanjo looks set to return, this time with an electoral mandate
General Olusegun Obasanjo
, Nigeria’s first military officer to hand power to an elected government, looks set - 20 years later - to become the first officer to win a presidential election. Having won the nomination for the People’s Democratic Party, which received the most votes in the local government and state elections, he has been further helped by disarray in the two rival parties, the Alliance for Democracy and the All People’s Party, which have been trying to agree on a common anti-Obasanjo presidential ticket.
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