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Nigerians sai BUHARI as he defeats President Jonathan

imageMain opposition candidate and former military dictator, Muhammadu Buhari has won Nigeria’s presidential election by 2.57 million votes, according to official results announced on Wednesday.
The Independent National Electoral Commission said the 72-year-old, from the All Progressives Congress (APC), won 15,424,921 votes or 53.95 percent of the 28,587,564 total valid votes cast.
His nearest rival, President Goodluck Jonathan, 57, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), won 12,853,162 (44.96 percent) at the election, which was held on Saturday and Sunday.
INEC chairman Attahiru Jega said: “Muhammadu Buhari, of the APC, having satisfied the requirement for the law and scored the highest number of votes is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected.”
The election is the most keenly contest in Nigeria and first time a sitting president will lose to an opposition party.
Before the total result was announced however, President Jonathan was reported to have call Gen. Buhari to congratulate him.

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