Strife, Doubt in Wake of Nigerian Election
An election monitoring group in Nigeria is planning to reject the results of Saturday’s presidential election to replace Olusegun Obasanjo, saying there was corruption in the voting process. The poll results aren’t fully tallied yet, but two of the 24 candidates are accusing the governing People’s Democratic Party of tampering with the political process.
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Voting was marred by violence in which several people died. There was also an attempt to blow up the election HQ.
Voting was extended into Sunday in four states where ballot papers arrived late, officials said.
The presidential poll was running alongside elections for the National Assembly and Senate.
Election officials hope to publish detailed results by Monday night.
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