Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Jonathan to run again

This announcement only surprised those who thought that developments in Nigeria looked so bad for the incumbent that he wouldn't have a chance. Developments are bad, but that's only a part of Nigerian politics.

Nigeria's Goodluck Jonathan to run again in elections
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has confirmed he will run again in February's elections, his office has said.

Until now he had refused to confirm his candidacy for re-election as president.

The announcement comes as he faces mounting criticism over his handling of the Boko Haram insurgency and its abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls…

The opposition All Progressives Congress will not select its candidate until early December. The former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari is considered the favourite to lead the opposition challenge for the top job in Africa's largest economy…

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