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08 Feb 2019 | 08:25 PM UTC

Nigeria: Opposition party to hold political rally in Abuja February 9

Nigeria News Alert

Opposition party to hold political rally in Abuja on February 9; avoid all gatherings

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/8/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/10/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Lagos). COUNTRY/REGION Abuja

Event

The People's Democratic Party (PDP), led by presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, will be holding a campaign rally at the Old Parade Ground in the Garki district of Abuja on Saturday, February 9. The rally is scheduled to start at 10:00 (local time). A heightened security presence and significant transportation disruptions are to be expected near the rally. Clashes between rally participants, opposition supporters, and security forces cannot be ruled out.

Context

The presidential election in Nigeria is set to take place on February 16. The main presidential contenders are incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari from the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the People's Democratic Party (PDP).

Advice

Individuals in Abuja are advised to monitor the situation and avoid all demonstrations and large public gatherings due to the risk of violence.

 

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