Co-authored by Dr Adeoye O. Akinola, Head of Research and Teaching at the Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation (IPATC)
On 25 February, Nigeria will head to the polls to elect its president. The main candidates: Bola Tinubu, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, will represent the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Labour Party (LP), respectively.
Given Nigeria’s status as the largest economy and one of the most important peacemakers on the continent, the results of the election will have wider implications for Africa and beyond. It is against this backdrop that the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) Institute for the Future of Knowledge (IFK) and UJ’s Institute for Pan-African Thought and Conversation (IPATC) held a meeting on 16 February in the form of a webinar titled “The 2023 Presidential Election and the Future of Nigerian Democracy”.
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