Ahead of Nigeria's crucial 2015 general elections, supporters of the opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), and its presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari have erected campaign billboards in Accra, the capital of Ghana.
The billboards, which are visible in certain key points in Accra, do not only call on Nigerians to go home and vote for the APC, but also seem to present to the outside world the current situation in Nigeria. Security, corruption, unemployment and a slow rate of development top the list.
The February 14 poll is seen by many as a two-horse race between incumbent Goodluck Jonathan and the APC’s Muhammadu Buhari, even though there are over 10 other candidates. It is expected to be the closest since the country returned to democratic rule in 1999.
The campaign team of the All Progressives Congress found a new constituency in Ghana, which houses a large number of Nigerian nationals. There were recent reports of a large number of Nigerians moving to Ghana to stay till the elections are over.