Nigerians walk past the Electoral office in Warri, Nigeria.
Nigerians walk past the Electoral office in Warri, in the oil-rich Niger delta region of Nigeria, December 2, 2004. Nigerian authorities held local government elections in the ethnically divided oil city of Warri on Thursday, but witnesses said there were no ballots at polling stations. Leaders of the Ijaw ethnic group, who have been engaged in a violent seven-year-old power struggle with the rival Itsekiri, accused the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) of rigging the vote in the three local councils in favour of the Itsekiri. REUTERS/George Esiri DL