The latest episode of our 4th Republic podcast takes a look at the 2007 Elections. As the end of his second term as President loomed, President Obasanjo sought to amend the constitution to give himself a third term- one more than was legally permissible. However, the Senate led by Ken Nnamani ensured that this ambition did not see the light of day.
These are just some of the dynamics that influenced the 2007 elections which were significant for being the first time a civilian administration would hand over power to another. There was also rampant vote-rigging and violence which influenced the credibility of the elections.