Following decades of military government democratic order was restored to Nigeria in 1999. The return of democracy heralded much hope for the new millennium. However, subsequent elections over the past two decades have witnessed widespread election violence, malpractice, corruption and poor governance. This has resulted in immense frustration particularly amongst the younger generations of the emerging Nigerian middle class. Key positions of authority in both the public and private sectors continue to be held by elder figures resulting in political apathy. Critics have accused political elites of failing to implement a true democratic transition and ultimately replacing a Military dictatorship with a quasi-democratic oligarchy.
The February 2019 poll will see the election of the next Nigerian president, 29 governors, and respective federal and state legislators. The Presidential election is slated for 16 February 2019, several political parties will participate in the poll. The two main contenders for the executive office are the incumbent Muhammad Buhari, representing the All Progressive Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
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