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Nigerians gear up for this weekend's State Elections - 2003-04-29


Nigeria’s leading political parties are gearing up for next Saturday’s State legislative elections. The preparations are proceeding despite threats of a boycott by some opposition parties. The All Nigeria’s Peoples’ Party, ANPP, accused the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party of massive rigging in the recent presidential and parliamentary elections. The ANPP threatened a mass protest and a boycott of the upcoming State polls if the disputed elections were not canceled. But most Nigerians say the irregularities were not enough to warrant a cancellation. English to Africa reporter Paul Okolo has more from Lagos.

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