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Nigerian presidential candidates send citizens bags of rice for votes

By
Aileen Graef
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is up for reelection.
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan is up for reelection. | License Photo

ABUJA, Nigeria, March 27 (UPI) -- Nigeria's main candidates for the presidential election are delivering bags of rice to voters in order to rally a last minute push in the poll numbers.

Nigerians began spreading pictures of the bags of rice with the candidates faces on them, encouraging their vote on election day.

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Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has had a difficult term in office. After a series of tragic attacks from the terrorist group Boko Haram, Nigeria has launched a major offensive, putting stress on the government.

The two parties have signed a peace agreement to prevent an outbreak of violence following the election. They have also encouraged voters not to resort to violence upon the results of the election.

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