Nigeria to re-run presidential vote

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The Independent Online
LAGOS (AP) - The Nigerian military government yesterday annulled results of the first round of presidential primaries, plagued by reports of widespread vote rigging.

Fresh voting will be held next month. It was not clear whether the President, Gen Ibrahim Babangida, would be able to stick to his timetable to hand over power to a civilian government by early January. Both of the country's political parties had said earlier this week that the primary voting should be thrown out.