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Runners and riders in Nigeria’s upcoming elections

In the first instalment of our Election Watch series ahead of the late-February polls in Nigeria, we assess the economic policies proposed by key candidates. The elections offer a chance to depart from unorthodox policymaking under the outgoing administration – especially if opposition candidates Atiku Abubakar or Peter Obi prevail over the ruling party’s Bola Tinubu – but we would caution that a complete and economically painless turnaround is unlikely.

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