Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan
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Nigerian leader Goodluck Jonathan will contest election

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has announced his intention to stand in next year's election, via a post on the social networking site Facebook.

The news came as a rival for the People's Democratic Party nomination, General Ibrahim Babangida, launched his campaign.

The PDP traditionally alternate leadership between northerners and southerners - of which Mr Jonathan is one.

Jack Izzard reports.

  • 16 Sep 2010
  • From the section Africa