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What does a disputed presidential election mean for Nigeria?
17 minutes Posted Mar 2, 2023 at 6:00 pm.
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The head of Nigeria’s electoral commission, Mahmood Yakubu, declared Bola Tinubu the winner of the presidential election this week.
It’s been an election fraught with problems.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said technical glitches meant the electronic voting system, used for the first time at national level, delivered results slower than expected.
And now the losing candidates Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi have called for the election to be rerun, saying early results show there was fraud. Africa Daily’s Mpho Lakaje has been looking at what this disputed presidential election means for Nigeria.