Historic Nigeria election won by retired general Buhari

A former military dictator has won Nigeria’s presidential election. Standing on an anti-corruption ticket, Muhammadu Buhari swept to power with over two million more votes than the incumbent president.

Muhammadu Buhari won Nigeria’s presidential election by 2.57 million votes, official results showed Wednesday. He defeated incumbent Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria’s first democratic change of power.

“President Jonathan was a worthy opponent and I extend the hand of fellowship to him,” Buhari said. “We have proven to the world that we are people who have embraced democracy. We have put one-party state behind us.”

Jonathan conceded defeat to Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, paving the way for an unprecedented peaceful transfer of power.

Muhammadu Buhari / Photo: QNA
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