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A good start, but a new party in power isn’t the only change Nigeria needs

After 16 years in power, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) will no longer lead Nigeria’s government, having lost the presidential election to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC). Moreover, the outcome marks the first time since Nigeria achieved Independence from Great Britain in 1960 that an incumbent has been displaced by a rival political party without violence. This bodes well for the country at a time when it is facing unprecedented challenges.

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#NigeriaDecides: Sensing Defeat, PDP Moves to Frustrate Announcement of Presidential Results

Officials of Nigeria’s ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Tuesday moved to frustrate the further announcement of presidential results. The electoral agency, INEC, in Abuja had Monday released the results of 19 states which showed the candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, leading by over 2 million votes.

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