By Comfort Ero
Re-published from The Guardian
Friday 16 January 2015
When Nigeria goes to the polls in February, rival candidates Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari must do all they can to limit the risk of violence
With less than a month to go before contentious polls, Nigeria is facing a perfect storm. Elections on 14 and 28 February are not only about choosing a new president and political representatives; they also constitute a critical test for Nigeria’s unity, particularly after five years of insurgency by the radical Islamist group Boko Haram.