Post link 01 November 2014, 7:08
October 30, 2014 — Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has confirmed his re-election bid for next year's election. This comes in the wake of Boko Haram militancy in the country which saw over 200 schoolgirls kidnapped

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathon has confirmed his re-election bid amid the Boko Haram militancy in the country. Photo: www.independent.co.uk

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has announced his candidacy in next year’s general election. The incumbent had refused to confirm his re-election bid until now.

This comes in the wake of Boko Haram militancy which resulted in the abduction of over 200 schoolgirls earlier in the year, despite a ceasefire which was announced by the Nigeria’s government.

The latest round of militancy have seen Boko Haram take control of Mubi town, the commercial hub of Adamawa state.

President Jonathan is expected to be the main runner in the polls seeing that he is the incumbent and comes from a well-off party.

The opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) will not announce a contender until early December with former military leader Muhammadu Buhari being seen as a favored to vie against the president.

Source: BBC

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