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Nigeria's Presidential Elections to Kick off Saturday amid Tight Security Measurements

Wed 22 Feb 2023 | 10:20 AM
Ahmed Moamar

Next Saturday, the presidential elections for the year 2023 will kick off in Nigeria. In these elections three candidates from the country’s senior politicians will compete, namely Atiqullah Abubakar, former vice president of the country for the People’s Democratic Party, Paula Tinbo, former speaker of parliament for the All Nigerian People’s Party, and Peter Obi, the leader of the oil-rich Nigerian Southern Streams is a labor leader who leads the Nigerian National Workers Party.

According to news reports, since yesterday, Tuesday, the stage of electoral silence began in all parts of Nigeria, after the first and second candidates ran in mass popular conferences that called for very sharp security alerts, especially in the north of the country.

Nigeria, which is located in West Africa, is the largest country in sub-Saharan Africa and the richest in natural resources, primarily oil. However, this year's elections come amid a severe economic and financial crisis in the country, which has a population of more than 165 million. 90 million Nigerians will cast ballots next Saturday in thirty-six federal states, in addition to the capital, Abuja.