REFLECTIONS ON NIGERIA'S ELECTIONS: THREATS, POTENTIAL OUTCOMES AND RELEVANCE TO DEMOCRACY IN WEST AFRICA - Paul Osei-Kuﬀour
2 February 2023
For the 2023 elecon, the total number of accredited voters by the BVAS (not the number of voters on the register) will become the basis for determining the validity of votes for the elecon from each polling staon. [...] The EC pares, the must ensure that the ruling does not compromise preparaons for the elecon, PDP and the especially with the deployment of the BVAS. [...] A group of PDP separast governors referred to as the “G-5 Governors” from the south have withheld their support for the PDP presidenal candidate demanding the immediate replacement of the Naonal chairman of the PDP who is from the North as pre-condion for them to extend their support to the PDP candidate. [...] The Labor Party appears to the distribuon be the new hope for the youth in Nigeria who have expressed frustraon with the two and collecon of dominant pares, the PDP and the APC. [...] The incumbent government may not be popular with the youth due to its manhandling of the END SARS protesters and the concurrent shut down of the internet in the midst of the protest.