Goodluck Jonathan to Run for Nigerian Presidency
NIGERIAS PRESIDENT, Goodluck Jonathan, ended months of speculation yesterday by confirming that he will contest elections in Africa's most populous nation in January. In a nod to his pretensions as a moderniser Mr Jonathan chose to break the news to his followers on the social networking site Facebook.
The announcement overshadowed the campaign launch of the former military ruler Ibrahim Babangida, who was holding an event in the capital Abuja when Mr Jonathan's confirmation was published.
Mr Jonathan, the former vice-president, who was dubbed the "accidental president" when he took office after the death of Umaru Yar'Adua, could face a rebellion within his own …
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