U.S. Increasingly Concerned Over Nigerian Election

The Obama administration is grappling with the most effective way to press for a fair and peaceful election next month in Nigeria. According to ThisDay, a leading Lagos daily, a high-level visit to Nigeria is planned and there is a possibility Secretary of State John Kerry may go to meet with the country's two leading presidential candidates as well as the head of the election commission charged with conducting the voting. A visit to Washington by General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) the leading opposition presdiential candidate, scheduled to take place on January 26, has been postponed.

 

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

Goodluck Jonathan campaign for his re-election in Katsina.

Muhammadu Buhari, has emerged the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

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