This Sunday, December 27, the Nigerians are called to the polls to elect their president and their deputies. After quietly organizing the local elections on 13 December 2020, it is now time to choose their president who will be Mahamadou Issoufou’s successor.
These coupled elections have a great particularity, outgoing President Mahamadou Issoufou is not a candidate for his own succession. After his second term as stipulated in the constitution, the former head of state respected the democratic process and was not tempted by a third term as some of his colleagues in Guinea with Alpha Condé or in Côte d’Ivoire with Alassane Dramane Ouattara.
This election remains unprecedented. For the first time since the country’s independence in 1960, the electoral process could result in a peaceful and historic democratic transition of power between two presidents elected by universal suffrage.
7.5 million voters are expected to vote in 26,000 offices. Some 30 candidates are running for the High Judiciary. Objective: to succeed outgoing President Mahamadou Issoufou.