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|Nigeria Vote May Spawn Violence Whoever Wins, Control Risks Says by tyson55(m): 8:37pm On Mar 13, 2015|
(Bloomberg) -- Nigeria, the biggest economy in Africa, will probably face violence in the aftermath of its elections this month no matter who emerges the winner among the leading candidates, according to Control Risks Group.
A victory for President Goodluck Jonathan, a Christian from the crude-producing south, would pose a “real potential for civil unrest” in the north, Thomas Horn Hansen, senior Africa analyst at Control Risks, told reporters on Thursday in Lagos, the commercial capital. There’s also a “potential for backlash” in the oil-rich Niger Delta if former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari, a Muslim northerner, unseats Jonathan. Companies are preparing for either scenario, said Hansen.
Nigeria, Africa’s biggest oil producer, is holding elections on March 28 following a six-week postponement. The ruling People’s Democratic Party, undefeated since the end of military rule in 1999, is facing what may be its toughest contest after opposition parties merged in 2013 to form the All Progressives Congress.
The last vote in 2011, which also pitted Jonathan against Buhari, was followed by violence that left about 800 people dead, according to New York-based Human Rights Watch.
Nigeria’s presidential candidates signed an agreement in January committing to keep the peace. Africa’s most populous nation is already struggling to contain a six-year insurgency by the Islamist group Boko Haram that has killed more than 13,000 people in the northeast. The elections initially scheduled for Feb. 14 were delayed to give the military more time to subdue the rebels and ensure the safety of voters.
“Both the PDP and the APC share an interest in managing the forerun of the elections and minimize the impact on the economy,” Hansen said.
Tackling corruption is a priority for both candidates, which means in any event businesses may face more scrutiny after the vote, Gbenga Abosede, a practice leader for compliance, intelligence and technology at Control Risks, said at the same meeting.
“Corruption is a major issue in this election,” he said. “I think this is a trend that is coming to stay, so businesses need to watch out.”
Nigeria is ranked 136 of 175 countries in Transparency International’s 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index, on par with Russia and Iran.
|Re: Nigeria Vote May Spawn Violence Whoever Wins, Control Risks Says by armadeo(m): 8:38pm On Mar 13, 2015|
the most important facts are highlighted. the peace accord they signed will be like toilet paper to the losers supporters. i only pity the imbecilic youths who would risk their lives on account of peeps who don't care.
may God protect this nation, we are on the brink of greatness, whoever wins will know what the masses expect.
i also feel its time for us Nigerians to also have a good look at our senators and representatives who senate and represent millions of naira a month to themselves for making laws nobody is interested in, laws that do not affect the common man on the street. they also need to be kicked out. they serve no function other than wrapping their tentacles and suckers upon the Nigerian treasury.
it is well. we are watching you all.
|Re: Nigeria Vote May Spawn Violence Whoever Wins, Control Risks Says by Nobody: 8:46pm On Mar 13, 2015|
Akpan107:From 1999 to 2007??was it not PDP led government that was on power since 1999??or have you forgotten so soon or you were not born by then??..And what is the rapid development you are talking about??is it unstable power supply?higher rate of unemployment?high rate of poverty??insecuirty??higher corruption??decay in the oil sector?higher fuel price compared to how much it was before badluck jonathan came into powera dollar is now equal to more than 190 naira and before badluck jonathan came into power the dollar was 156 naira but now it has turned into more than 200 naira per dollar,is that the foolish developments you are talking about??abeg no make nigerians vex for you ooo for that clueless statement.... Badluck jona**daft senseless jonathan took over and he continued the bad governance which the PDP started...so it means even you yourself know the truth that PDP have totally failed at the national level so that is why we want CHANGE!!!!......
|Re: Nigeria Vote May Spawn Violence Whoever Wins, Control Risks Says by Akpan107(m): 9:13pm On Mar 13, 2015|
GEJ will remain the president untill 2019, and nothing will happen.
|Re: Nigeria Vote May Spawn Violence Whoever Wins, Control Risks Says by Akpan107(m): 9:33pm On Mar 13, 2015|
wakacome:We shall see who is dreaming!
One thing is sure.
The former coupist will never rule this country again...
|Re: Nigeria Vote May Spawn Violence Whoever Wins, Control Risks Says by Nobody: 9:57pm On Mar 13, 2015|
Akpan107:"Cow wey dey in a hurry to go America go come back as corn beef"...so be patient,by march 28 we will know who is dreaming between me and you...you don't have stable power supply??don't panic,just keep calm**change is coming...
Vote better nigeria...
|Re: Nigeria Vote May Spawn Violence Whoever Wins, Control Risks Says by tyson55(m): 10:16pm On Mar 13, 2015|
Well said bro.
|Re: Nigeria Vote May Spawn Violence Whoever Wins, Control Risks Says by tyson55(m): 10:17pm On Mar 13, 2015|
Well said bro.
It is the common man who will bear the brunt of any election violent that will arise from whomever wins. It's a pity.
|Re: Nigeria Vote May Spawn Violence Whoever Wins, Control Risks Says by Akpan107(m): 10:40pm On Mar 13, 2015|
wakacome:Very funny! You guys have stopped using Boko haram and insecurity to campaign, is now power supply...
GEJ is our president till 2019
|Re: Nigeria Vote May Spawn Violence Whoever Wins, Control Risks Says by Nobody: 6:51am On Mar 14, 2015|
Akpan107:The daft badluck jonathan gave them the chance to....if badluck jonathan had performed well his performance would have save him but since he is clueless he has given the opposition a very big advantage to condemn him...
|Re: Nigeria Vote May Spawn Violence Whoever Wins, Control Risks Says by Akpan107(m): 8:35am On Mar 14, 2015|
wakacome:Gej has really transformed Nigeria in just 5 Years, you will be surprise what the previous government did during their time.
APC has really been a disaster to Nigerians.
Now, tell me the single thing the government of 1999 to 2007 has done to this country?
Nigeria has witness rapid development from 2007 to date, and the transformation must continue...
|Re: Nigeria Vote May Spawn Violence Whoever Wins, Control Risks Says by Nobody: 8:58am On Mar 14, 2015|
Akpan107:In your dreams,Please wake up from sleep...,I know you are dreaming....,e go do you like film trick when you finally witness how GEJ is sent back to otuoke on may29........
|Re: Nigeria Vote May Spawn Violence Whoever Wins, Control Risks Says by Akpan107(m): 1:09pm On Mar 14, 2015|
wakacome:too much of watching film trick makes you think everything is about it...
Time shall telll!!
Just six Months and two weeks to election!
|Re: Nigeria Vote May Spawn Violence Whoever Wins, Control Risks Says by MrT2011(m): 2:04pm On Mar 14, 2015|
Vote Buhari in Daura
Sai Buhari in Sambisa
APC Change to Darkness
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