What's at Stake in Nigeria's Upcoming Election

Feb 15, 2019 | 10:00 GMT
A warning poster is shown in Lagos, Nigeria, ahead of presidential and legislative elections on Feb. 16.

A warning poster is shown in Lagos, Nigeria, ahead of general elections on Feb. 16. Incumbent Muhammadu Buhari is expected to be in a close race with his top challenger, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, for the presidency.


The uncertainty surrounding Nigeria's upcoming presidential election has created opportunities for internal conflicts to flare up and threaten the country's burgeoning democracy, oil-dependent economy and regional security. However, the severity of these threats will depend less on who wins the presidency, but on how they win it....

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