As Nigeria’s general election starts on Saturday, can you imagine that a dead candidate has made it to the ballot?

That is the awkward scenario that some voters in a US city election may be forced to confront in April when to go the polls to elect a new mayor.

The candidate, Charles Lamb, who was seeking reelection for the mayor of Edmond, Oklahoma made it to the final round of the election - even though he died in December.

According to Sky News, in a three-horse primary in Edmond, Oklahoma, Charles Lamb finished second behind Dan O'Neil, who described it as "sort of awkward".

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Mr Lamb, who had been mayor since October 2011, put his name forward for re-election before he died.

When he passed away, it was too late to remove his name from the ballot or to add anyone else.

Were he to win on 2 April, a mayor would be appointed by Edmond City Council?

Mr O'Neil, who served one term as mayor from 2007-2009, said there were "people advocating for his election for their political reasons ... they want to be mayor".

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