Click and listen to BBC’s Mike Thomson, as he investigates claims that British colonial officials helped rig Nigeria’s pre-independence elections to ensure that a pro-UK party won. Listen Here
The allegations centre on the cold war days of 1960 when fears were growing that communism was gaining ground in Nigeria, a country where oil had only recently been discovered. Two top secret files from the time are being kept closed for one hundred years.
Documents calls for them to be released on the FOI Act. Could it be that Britain taught Nigeria all it knows today about fixing the polls?
Did Britain rig the 1960 Polls in favour of the North? If yes, what has been the implication for Nigeria?
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