Atiku Abubakar rally in Nigeria
From: Inside Story

Nigerian elections

Should the vote go ahead despite alleged abuses and violence?

A Nigerian election campaign poster [AFP]

Opposition parties in Nigeria are calling for the postponement of the upcoming presidential election after alleged abuses and violence in state polls last weekend.

The government says it is committed to going ahead with the vote, and the election watchdog agrees.

So, should the presidential vote take place? What is more important for the country: a squeaky clean election to or political stability? What do the people want?

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