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The death of former Nigerian Justice Minister may influence election results. - 2002-10-09

During the past week, reporter Paul Okolo has been traveling around southwestern Nigeria to get a feel for the political climate ahead of the upcoming elections. One of the subjects he’s covering is security. Today Paul is in the Oshun state capital, Oshogbo. He calls Oshun a security risk state because of an ongoing feud between the governor and deputy governor. He also told my colleague Josephine Kamara that the death of former Nigerian Justice Minister Bola Ige could determine the result of the elections. Mr. Ige was from Oshun and was considered to be influential in the state’s political direction.