Briefing from ROAPE Volume 34 Number 113
Verdicts on Nigerian 2007 General Election

Verdicts on Nigerian 2007 General Election: Motive vs Judgement
Vol.34 No.113 (Sept 2007), pp549-555
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.