Nigeria: Buhari says election was “free and fair”

Addressing the Nigerian electoral commission, newly re-elected President Muhammadu Buhari declares that the election was “both free and fair.” With ballots counted in all of Nigeria’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Buhari triumphed with some 15.2 million votes over his nearest rival Atiku Abubakar, who trailed by nearly four million votes.

Nigerians start arriving at polling stations on election day

Nigerians in Yola arrive at polling stations early on election day. They are turning out to vote for a new president after a week-long delay that has raised political tempers, sparked conspiracy claims and stoked fears of violence. The two frontrunners are incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, 76, and former vice president Atiku Abubakar, 72. IMAGES of Nigerians arriving at a polling station

Nigeria: incumbent President Buhari casts his vote in Daura

Incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari votes in Daura in the Nigerian general elections. Running for a second term, he will be neck and neck with Atiku Abubakar, a former vice-president and candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Nigeria: preparations ongoing in Lagos ahead of poll opening

In Lagos, the largest city in Nigeria, preparation at a polling station is ongoing before people are allowed to cast their vote. Nigerians are turning out to vote for a new president after a week-long delay. The two frontrunners are incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, 76, and former vice president Atiku Abubakar, 72.

Nigeria: Abubakar concludes final rally ahead of election

Nigerian opposition leader Atiku Abubakar concludes his presidential campaign in his home state two days before the elections. The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leader said he was not there to campaign on the day because he has already been chosen by the people.

Nigeria opposition party PDP holds pre-election rally

Supporters of Nigeria’s opposition PDP party gather for a rally ahead of presidential and parliamentary elections on Saturday, February 16th 2019. President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC is seeking re-election; his main challenger is the PDP’s Atiku Abubakar. IMAGES of the PDP rally in Lagos