It’s the economy, stupid!’, this was the popular campaign slogan for Bill Clinton’s successful 1992 Presidential campaign. The message was simple; voters only care about the economy. This correctly describes Nigeria’s 2019 Presidential election as the economy is arguably the biggest concern. With sluggish GDP growth of 1.9% in 2018, an unemployment rate of 23% and the infamous title of ‘world poverty capital’; the economy deserves the current campaign attention given by the two frontrunners, incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. To this end, it is important to unpack their economic policy positions.

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