- Opposition groups
are demanding for the presidential results to be deemed invalid due
to allegations of fraud and ballot-rigging in various polling stations.
- Potential weaknesses in the upcoming elections include inability
to curb violence and fraud at the polls, as well as concerns over a
high number of spoiled/invalid votes, and the lack of sufficient funds
for poll workers and materials at poll stations. There is also a problem
in size of the ballot given that 30 political parties are contesting
- According the opinion polls BUHARI of the ANPP and OBASANJO of the
PDP are seen as the strongest contenders for the presidency.
- According to the electoral
rules, a presidential candidate must have 25% of the votes from 2/3
of Nigeria’s states to win the first
round of elections (meaning the candidate must have ¼ of the
votes cast from 25 out of the 37 states including the Federal Capital