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While Nigerians often vote along regional, ethnic and cultural lines, Al Jazeera's Yvonne Ndege reports that change is seen in recent elections.

Allegiances will be tested in Kano State, home to nearly 40 million people, where poverty and the need for a better way of life have propelled candidates across traditional voting blocs based simply on one criteria: delivering on promises of a better life for all.

Source: Al Jazeera