Briefing from ROAPE Volume 34 Number 113
Verdicts on Nigerian 2007 General Election
Commentators and observers of Nigeria's 2007 elections have aired diverse opinions, even though, with the exception of the state, there is a relative consensus that the events were violent, fraudulent, and far from being ‘free and fair’. In this briefing, I examine the substance of such commentaries, and explain motives behind them. I also try to capture the degree of credibility in claims advanced by observers.