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Muslim vote powerful in Nigerian presidential poll

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posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 03:35 PM
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ATSINA, Nigeria – The body of late President Umaru Yar'Adua is in an unmarked grave in this northern city, buried in the sandy soil along with many voters' hopes here that the country's ruling party would have chosen a Muslim candidate to run in Saturday's election. Nearly a year after Yar'Adua's death, northerners still feel it should be one of their own leading Africa's most populous nation — not the Christian southerner who inherited the job and is now seeking his own term. While President Goodluck Jonathan remains the clear frontrunner, the north's unease could force a potentially volatile runoff vote.

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Why is Africa; in the countries in Africa divided between the Christians and Muslims? Are we really that different? This is probably for shadowing the future of the world.




 
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