Nigeria opposition meets to pick candidate against Jonathan

December 10, 2014 12:13 PM

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Nigeria opposition meets to pick candidate against Jonathan

LAGOS (Reuters) - Nigeria's main opposition coalition began a convention on Wednesday to select a candidate to take on President Goodluck Jonathan in February, in what will be the most closely fought election since the end of military rule in 1999.

Two political heavyweights led the race for the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket: former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari and ex-vice president Atiku Abubakar, both Muslims from the country's north.

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