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Nigerian voters' views: Post polls

Composite image showing L - R: armed policeman (AP), man with umbrella (AFP), polio-affected man (AP) and President Obasanjo (AFP)

Our panel of Nigerian voters reflect on their country's official election results, which claim the ruling party's candidate Umaru Yar'Adua won by a landslide.

Abdulkadir Sani
Primary teacher, 32
Kano, biggest northern city

"I am worried about the loser's reactions. I worry about their actions"

Sha'aya'u Aminu
Student, 23
Katsina, north-west region

"I hope for a better tomorrow and that our new selected leader will bring change"

Nurudeen Tiamiyu
Government parastatal, 37
Abuja, capital

"It is a pity that our government doesn't want to recognize the truth"

Kate
Oil company engineer, 31
Lagos, commercial capital

"I hope Yar'Adua will fulfil his campaign promises. But they never do."

Bayo Ashola
Communications, 25
Bauchi, north-east region

"Of all the candidates, Yar'Adua is the better one of all"

Donaman Atezan
Mathematics student, 25
Gboko, central region

"My hope is that the government is attentive to our plight"

Chukwuma Odelugo
Lawyer, 45
Enugu, south-east region

"What has gone on has really affected my decision about continuing to stay here"

Dr Tarry Asoka
Health advisor, 45
Port Harcourt, Niger Delta

"The potential for violence is always here. This doesn't change the situation"

We asked our panel what they thought of the election results and how they believed it would affect their lives.

Read their views and then click on the link below to respond to their comments and have your say.


The readers' panel has been selected from as wide a cross-section as possible and may not be representative of wider public opinion.



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