Ozier Muhammad Photojournalist

Elections In Nigeria 1999

In 1999 Olusegun Obasanjo defeated Olu Falae to win the presidency after a bloody military rule under Sani Abacha. Abacha a former head of the military, was alleged to have ordered the assassination of several of his political rivals.

1999 - Nigerian boys in makeup with the African Peoples Party (AFP)  letters painted on their skiin. The APP challenger Olu Falae lost the election of the presidency of Nigeria to Olusegon Obasanjo.
  
These men are hanging a sign for voters to be informed that a polling place is here. A few days later Nigeria held it's first democratic election.
  
Nigerian rivals campaing for the presidency Campaign Rally
     
  
There men are lined up to vote in Nigeria's first democratic election.
  
1999 - A supporter of Olu Falae, a candidate for president who represents the African Peoples Party, at a rally in s football stadium.
  
An elderly votes casts her ballot in the first open presidential election in Nigeria's history.
     
  
Newly elected president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo (center), with former heads of state and Yacuba Gowan in a jovial mood before Mr.Obasanjo addressed the nation for the first time since his victory.
  
Mr. Olusegun Obasanjo addresses the nation after winning the presidential electon in Nigeria.