Peter Obi is leading a ‘third force’ that might spring surprises in Nigeria’s presidential election.
An expert on Nigerian political history explains why the 2023 elections are unique and critical.
There are hurdles in the way of Nigeria’s major opposition party’s presidential candidate for the 2023 elections.
Nigeria’s 23rd year of unbroken democratic rule will be celebrated on 12 June 2022.
Nigerian print media played a crucial role in monitoring violence, and thereby deterring it.
While the 2019 presidential election wasn’t perfect, it showed that democracy is gradually being entrenched in Nigeria.
In the end, Buhari possibly won simply because the Peoples Democratic Party wasn’t offering a viable alternative.
Regardless of how the elections are conducted on the new dates announced, losing parties will blame the postponement for their defeat.
This is not the first time a Nigerian poll has been postponed but it is certainly the most dramatic.
Despite the large number of aspirants for Nigeria’s 2019 elections, women and young people remain underrepresented.
Young aspirant politicians lack support structure and the money, both of which remain strong factors in deciding politics in Nigeria.
Nigeria is far from ready to hold a credible ballot in 2019.