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Nigeria’s Election Will Threaten Its Security, Regardless of Who Wins

Ben West
Global Security Analyst, Stratfor
Feb 12, 2019 | 10:00 GMT
Side-by-side campaign posters line a bus stop for President Muhammad Buhari and his challenger, Atiku Abubakar, ahead of the presidential election on Feb. 16.

Campaign posters for Nigeria's incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari line a bus station above posters for his main challenger, Atiku Abubakar.

 

 

(PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

On Feb. 16, Nigerians will head to the polls to either re-elect incumbent president Muhammadu Buhari, or replace him with Buhari's lead challenger Atiku Abubakar. The upcoming election has thrown the country into a state of political flux, risking the relative stability Nigeria has achieved since returning to multiparty democracy...

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