Yoruba statues Left, are seen by a Campaign billboard of Oyo State Governor Aloa Akala in Ibadan, Nigeria, Friday, April 8, 2011, ahead of the first of three crucial elections in the oil-rich nation of Nigeria. There are some worrying signs of tampering with the ballot, like authorities in the northern Katsina state say a local politician hired thugs to steal 200 ballots after Saturday's elections and allegedly beat an official. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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Yoruba statues  Left, are seen by a Campaign billboard of Oyo State Governor Aloa Akala in Ibadan, Nigeria, Friday, April 8, 2011, ahead of the first of three crucial elections in the oil-rich nation of Nigeria. There are some worrying signs of tampering with the ballot, like authorities in the northern Katsina state say a local politician hired thugs to steal 200 ballots after Saturday's elections and allegedly beat an official. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
Yoruba statues Left, are seen by a Campaign billboard of Oyo State Governor Aloa Akala in Ibadan, Nigeria, Friday, April 8, 2011, ahead of the first of three crucial elections in the oil-rich nation of Nigeria. There are some worrying signs of tampering with the ballot, like authorities in the northern Katsina state say a local politician hired thugs to steal 200 ballots after Saturday's elections and allegedly beat an official.
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