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Colorful and wonderful, Nigerians dress up on the election trail

by Stephanie Busari and Thomas Page, CNN

Updated 1506 GMT (2306 HKT) March 27, 2015
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Nigerians like to wear their colors on their sleeve. Literally. When election time comes around, people go out of their way to design, make and wear outfits tailored to their political party. Bright, beautiful and in no way subtle, they're everywhere. CNN compiles the best of the 2014/15 collection, a vintage year for Nigerian political fashion.
Female supporters of President Goodluck Jonathan and the People's Democratic Party (PDP) march at a rally in Lagos on January 8. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images
A man strikes a pose at the All Progressives Congress (APC) party-organized "Walk for Change" march, held in Lagos on March 7. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images
A becapped APC supporter attends a rally in Kuduna on January 19. Chris Stein/AFP/Getty Images
A PDP supporter dons knitwear and a shirt emblazoned with incumbent Goodluck Jonathan's face at a rally on January 28. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Image
An APC supporter waves a broom, the party's symbol, at a rally in Lagos on January 30.
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Ladies dress up for an APC rally in Lagos on January 30. Tolu Jinadu
Supporters at a PDP rally in the Niger Delta wave flags bearing President Jonathan's portrait on January 28.
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More APC supporters at the presidential rally, January 30. Tolu Jinadu
An APC supporter wearing the party's coat of arms at the rally, January 30.
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Incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife Patience arrive at a party rally in Port Harcourt in the oil-rich Niger Delta on January 28.

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Former military ruler and presidential aspirant Muhammadu Buhari at the APC party primary in Lagos on December 11, 2014.

With thanks to Tolu Jinadu -- see more of his Nigeria Election photography here.
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