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On our Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Program:
”Nigeria Decides 2015: Post-Election Analysis”
Nigerians are anxiously waiting for election officials to count and certify the final vote tabulations from two days of mostly incident free voting to determine the country’s president. An announcement on the final tally is expected late Monday or Tuesday. A very heavy turnout and some technical problems with a new computerized biometric voting system caused some polls to be kept open and extra day on Sunday. However, the United States and Britain issued a joint statement through the U.S. State Department stating they have seen no evidence of systemic manipulation of the election process, but they are concerned that the collation process, where the votes are being counted may be subject to deliberate political interference. Pre-election polling showed incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan and former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari locked in a tight battle for the nation’s top post.
Join us Wednesday, April 1st at 1830 UTC for our live, one-hour television and radio call-in simulcast of "Straight Talk Africa" as part of Voice of America’s “Nigeria Decides 2015” election coverage -- when host Shaka Ssali and his guests bring you post-election analysis of Nigeria’s presidential election.
VOA Nigeria Correspondent
via Phone: Abuja, Nigeria
Washington Studio Guests:
Ejike R. Nwankwo
Goodluck Ebele Azikiwe Johnathan Global Campaign Team for 2015
Chief Liaison Officer of the USA Movement 4 Buhari-Osibanjo
Ambassador John Campbell
Council on Foreign Relations' Ralph Bunche Senior Fellow for Africa Policy Studies
and former U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria (2004 to 2007)
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