Goodluck Jonathan to contest again in Nigeria election

December 11, 2014 2:35 PM

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In a no-contest vote, Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan was nominated as the ruling party's leader for the February 2015 elections early on Thursday, while the opposition coalition was still voting for candidate to take him on.

The upcoming presidential race is expected to be the closest fought since the end of military rule in 1999. Close to 3 000 delegates for the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) gathered in the capital Abuja to celebrate with dance and song.

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