With only results from Borno State left to be declared, the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, has an unassailable lead over the incumbent President, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The APC leads with 14,951,378 (53.24%) to PDP’s 12,827,552 (45.67%) Continue reading →
As Nigerians await the declaration of the winner of what would eventually be their closest election since 1999, Ghanaians also appear to have taken a keen interest in the elections. From the interview of Nigerian politicians on Ghanaian media houses to the publishing of provisional results from some states, it appears no other foreign election has captured the attention of Ghanaians this much since Obama’s re-election battle in 2012.
Part of this can be explained by the fact that Continue reading →
After months of flamboyant but bitter campaigning, President Goodluck Jonathan and General (rtd) Muhammadu Buhari anxiously await the verdict of the Nigerian people. With less than 48 hours to go until voting, the ruling PDP and the opposition APC must be frantically putting measures in place to ensure that the turnout at their gargantuan rallies translates into the much needed votes.
For the first time since the return to democratic rule in 1999, the PDP is meeting a party which matches it Continue reading →
This post was originally meant to commend the New Patriotic Party’s decision not to allow men to contest the parliamentary primaries for the seats held by women. The party was attempting to increase or at least preserve the 16 seats it has in parliament that are held by women. However, pressure from supporters has forced the party to reverse the directive.
In the 5th Parliament, women Continue reading →