At least 35 people were killed in election related violence in Nigeria. The election, which is expected to be a close race between president Muhammadu Buhari and businessman Atiku Abubakar, has been marred by allegations of vote rigging and poll centre delays in some states.
Civil Society groups said the death toll during Africa’s biggest election were higher than that of the 2015 polls which was widely considered to have been orderly, aside from a Boko Hararm attack that killed more than a dozen people.
Meanwhile, Ballots are being counted in closely fought general election, although voting has been extended to a second day in a handful of places. The election had been due last week but was delayed at the last minute.
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24 July, 2019