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Nigeria's opposition slams ruling party on insecurity

President from Nigeria Goodluck Johnathan (L) arrives with his wife for the inauguration ceremony of the newly re-elected South African President in Pretoria, South Africa, May 24, 2014Nigeria’s main opposition party has taken up the issue of insecurity, slamming President Goodluck Jonathan’s party for failing to stem the rising violence, ahead of what it calls “watershed” elections next year. Africa’s most populous country and biggest economy will go to the polls in February 2015 to elect a new president and parliament, overshadowed by a five-year insurgency by Boko Haram Islamists who have killed thousands and whose abduction of more than 200 schoolgirls two months ago sparked global outrage. Former governor of southern Edo state John Oyegun emerged as the new chairman, while the party slated November for the selection of its presidential candidate. “Our country is at its lowest moment since the end of the unfortunate civil war in 1970,” former APC interim chairman Bisi Akande told thousands of party supporters at the convention, recalling the 30-month war that broke out when the southeast Igbo people attempted a secede from Nigeria and form a Republic of Biafra.

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