The 2019 elections are drawing near, and there's a palpable sense of uncertainty. Similarly, the activities of insurgency in the North-East may pose a challenge in the participation of its residents in electoral processes; this is evidenced in the chart above which revealed that the zone recorded the lowest proportion of respondents who claimed to have registered ahead of the 2015 elections.

Presidential sources said: The five governors are lobbying APC leaders to help cut a deal with President Buhari by which the President will allow them to be re-elected in return for their support for Buhari to win the presidential election in those PDP states.

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it will print 16 , 500 ,192 Permanent Voters ' Cards and make them available for collection by citizens ahead of the 2019 general elections. The Buhari government is already beginning to be more responsive to the needs of the people.

With the 2019 elections less than a year away, Nigeria's ability to hold free and fair elections is open to question. 2019 elections. Atiku Abubakar, a former Nigerian vice president, has been the most high profile figure to leave the party. The insurgency, which has affected 14 million Nigerians, resulting in 1.7 million being displaced, still poses a significant threat in the north-east.

Only the discerning can appreciate the threat posed by the former members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the APC. Two analysts attached to the Africa Programme of the Chatham House say President Muhammadu Buhari's performance in the last six months of his tenure will determine if he gets reelected in 2019.

Obasanjo since his famous statement on February 23, 2018, where he made a clarion call on Nigerians to abandon both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and embrace the emergent Coalition for Nigeria Movement, the Third Force, for generational change of leadership in 2019, has intensified his campaign against incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari both within and outside Nigeria, advocating change in leadership.

It is therefore an easy sell each election year, depending on how well the contending parties can sell it. But corruption under former president Jonathan was staggering in spite of his avowed efforts to tame it. But because capacity was equally lacking, he failed to achieve the threshold and so, the opposition exploited his obvious shortcomings and made corruption an issue.

A group of politicians who were part of the All Progressives Congress (APC) told a latest breaking news conference in Abuja late on Wednesday that they had formed a new faction, led by former Buhari ally Buba Galadima and called Reformed-All Progressives Congress (R-APC).

The money will be shared between the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and five other security agencies that police the elections. The party is doomed not because of the chairmanship power struggle but because the party has not done any soul searching and purge those tortured souls within their rank which will demonstrate to Nigerians that they have learned their lessons.

Its growing ranks were further boosted when several figures from the People's Democratic Party (PDP), in power at the time, crossed the floor. The report said Nigeria's election agency spent US$625 million in the country's 2015 general elections. It is therefore a no-brainer that the election of 2019 is not a walkover for President Buhari, let alone anyone.

Many have therefore come to the conclusion that the president isn't as clean as people were made to believe, because he can't lay claims to personal integrity while the government relishes in sheer corruption, with eyes fixed only on real or perceived enemies.