Nigeria: A Post-Election Analysis

May 14, 2007

Sharon McCarter, Director of Outreach and Communications May 14, 2007
Phone: (202) 691-4016

Nigeria: A Post-Election Analysis

WASHINGTON—The recent national elections in Nigeria, which took place on April 14 and April 21, have raised serious international concern, as reports of violence surfaced and elections monitors commented that the process fell short of basic international standards. On Friday, May 18th the Africa Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will host a panel discussion and analysis of the Nigerian elections, providing critical assessment of the election procedures and comments on Nigeria's future political prospects.

This conference is the fourth in a series on Nigeria cosponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the United States Institute of Peace, and the Northwestern University African Studies Program, and it will feature prominent experts, analysts and policymakers, such as Alh. Atiku Abubakar, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; Joe Clark, Former Prime Minister of Canada; the Honorable Abike Dabiri, of the Assembly of the Alliance for Democracy; Innocent Chukwuma, Head of the Transition Monitoring Group; and Ayo Obe, of NDI Abuja.

What: Nigeria: A Post-Election Analysis

Who: Alh. Atiku Abubakar—Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; Joe Clark—Former Prime Minister of Canada; Abike Dabiri—Member, Assembly of the Alliance for Democracy; Innocent Chukwuma—Head, Transition Monitoring Group; and Ayo Obe—Election Observer, National Democratic Institute (NDI) Abuja

When: Friday, May 18, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Where: Woodrow Wilson Center, 6th floor Flom Auditorium
The Woodrow Wilson Center is located in the Ronald Reagan Building,
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is the living, national memorial to President Wilson established by Congress in 1968 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. The Center establishes and maintains a neutral forum for free, open, and informed dialogue. It is a nonpartisan institution, supported by public and private funds and engaged in the study of national and world affairs.

If you would like additional information on this conference series, please contact: Roseline Tekeu at Media with questions may contact Sharon McCarter at (202) 691-4016 or

Media with questions may reach Sharon McCarter at or (202) 691-4016.

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