- Nigerians will go to the polls on Saturday to elect their next president, marking the end of a 5 month-long campaign.
- 18 candidates are formally running, but only 3 stand a realistic chance of winning.
- Main candidates are Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party, and Peter Obi of the Labour Party.
- The winner will be declared by the head of the Independent National Electoral Commission.
- Rampant insecurity, public sector corruption, high unemployment and the proposed removal of petrol subsidies are top issues for voters.
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Nigerians go to the polls for closest-run vote in country's democratic era
Nigeria will go to the polls to elect their next president on Saturday. 18 candidates are running, and the winner will be declared by the head of the Independent National Electoral Commission. Top issues are rampant insecurity, public sector corruption, and high unemployment.