Profile: Nigeria's presidential hopefuls

The incumbent, Goodluck Jonathan, is facing a strong challenge from Muhammadu Buhari. Here is some background on them.

    On March 26, Jonathan (L) and Buhari (R) signed a peace deal, promising to recognise official results of the poll [EPA]
    On March 26, Jonathan (L) and Buhari (R) signed a peace deal, promising to recognise official results of the poll [EPA]

    Ahead of Saturday's vote, President Goodluck Jonathan addressed the nation, saying he cherished Nigeria's democracy and asking people to cast their votes peacefully.

     

    Opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari called on Nigerians to come out en-masse and vote to remove what he called the "incompetent government" from office. 

     

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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