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Un jeune homme passe devant les affiches de l'actuel gouverneur de l'État de Lagos, 15 octobre 2022
Un jeune homme passe devant les affiches de l'actuel gouverneur de l'État de Lagos, 15 octobre 2022

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.


Contact the organizers: 

For more information on the debate, please contact Sina Schlimmer: schlimmer@ifri.org 

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