Polling in Nigeria: Electoral Issues in a Country Facing Multiple Crises Visioconference
On February 25 and March 11, 93 million Nigerian voters are called to elect their president, deputies, senators, and governors.
While the country is in a deep economic, social and security crisis, which has largely increased over the past 18 months, expectations one these elections and their capacity to bring change are tremendous.
The emergence of a third force, represented by the Labor Party and the figure of Peter Obi, does not seem to affect the expected confrontation between the presidential candidates of the two major parties: Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All-Progressive Congress Party and Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party.
There is no doubt that the newly elected representatives will have to face multiple challenges: population growth, insecurity, massive oil theft and high inflation.
The meeting is organized by IFRI and IFRA-Nigeria, it will review the electoral process and the result of the elections while replacing them in historical dynamics and structural difficulties of the country.
- Alain Antil, Director of the Sub-Saharan Africa Center, Ifri
- Barbara Morovich, Director, IFRA-Ibadan
- Elodie Apard, Research Officer, IRD
- Benjamin Augé, Research Associate, Ifri
- Sa'eed Husaini, Research, Center for Democracy and Development, Abuja
- Cyrielle Maingraud-Martinaud, Deputy Director, IFRA-Ibadan
The event will be on a Zoom platform, in French.
Nigeria’s 2023 Election: Democratic Development and Political Fragmentation Notes de l'Ifri, Ifri, February 2023
Nigerians will go to the polls on February 25 to elect a new president and members of the National Assembly. This marks the 7th in an unbroken sequence of presidential elections held since the country’s return to democracy in 1999.