Focus on Nigeria: Opportunities and Challenges Ahead
Seattle, WA, USA
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Following the transition from military to civilian rule in 1999, Nigeria’s elections have been plagued by claims of election rigging and voter intimidation. February’s presidential election was held with 90% of Nigerians going to the ballot box saying that the country was headed in the wrong direction. With Nigeria’s entrepreneurial youth lining up behind an opposition candidate and the highest number of people eligible to vote, expectations were high that there would be a changing of the guard. The narrow victory of Bola Tinubu dashed hopes for change. Claims of vote rigging and some violence followed the election, the outcome of which is being contested by Tinubu’s opponents. What’s next for Tinubu and Nigeria – the Giant of Africa?
Join us on April 27, at 12 PM virtually for a discussion with Idayat Hassan, the Director of the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) and a leading expert on Nigeria's political landscape. With a deep knowledge of the West African region, she will highlight what’s next for Nigeria’s democracy and what key issues and challenges lay ahead for President-elect Tinubu in shoring up his support and credibility following the hotly contested race.
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