NIGERIA : The two main candidates in Nigeria’s presidential election are making their final pitches before the nation goes voting on Saturday.
Campaigning is supposed to end by midnight local time (23:00 GMT), so there are only a few hours left to change people’s minds.
The main challenger to the current President Muhammadu Buhari, Atiku Abubakar, has released a video message on Twitter.
He has campaigned under the slogan “let’s get Nigeria working again” and in the video he urges people come out to vote.
He says that “every vote counts” and that “the future of Nigeria is in your hands”:
It is understandable that we all want to live comfortable lives. It is also important to realize that the most comfortable thing we can all do is to work hard and live within our means. pic.twitter.com/sFXHMdDmsM— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) February 14, 2019
President Buhari is due to address the nation at 19:00 (18:00 GMT), but he has just tweeted a short video from a speech he made about infrastructure.
He says that the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) did not improve roads and health centres in the 16 years it was in power from 1999 to 2015:
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