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The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Africa team, believes Atiku Abubakar, Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may win the 2019 elections.

While not providing details of how they arrived at their view, they expect the victory to be a narrow one.



In a country brief on its website, the EIU had earlier hinted at the possible actions the former Vice President could take if he wins the coming elections.

A general election on February 16th is expected to yield a change in government, although the poll itself, and particularly the prospect of a messy election dispute, comes with significant downside risks to political stability. Our baseline forecast is for Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party to win outright, averting crisis. He will come to power with a sweeping free market agenda, although the overhaul that this implies will be too monumental to implement in full.

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Onome Ohwovoriole has a degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Benin and prior to joining Nairametrics in December 2016 as Lead Analyst had stints in Publishing, Automobile Services, Entertainment and Leadership Training. He covers companies in the Nigerian corporate space, especially those listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE). He also has a keen interest in new frontiers like Cryptocurrencies and Fintech. In his spare time, he loves to read books on finance, fiction as well as keep up with happenings in the world of international diplomacy. You can contact him via


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