The 2015 presidential election must be one of the most analysed – by pundits and partisans alike – in the history of contemporary Nigeria. It is no surprise though; this is about the most keenly contested in the country’s history with the opposition recognised as viable contenders. The leading parties, it must be said, are barely ideologically distinguishable yet the stakes are unbelievably high and the promised rewards to a long-suffering nation sounding increasingly incredible.
The frontline candidates are campaigning all over Nigeria, along with their spouses, making grandiose promises that should make one wary. Yet, Nigerians must vote because this is a critical juncture in the history of the country.