Supporters of Nigeria’s opposition leader Atiku Abubakar express their disappointment following the defeat of their candidate. Abubakar on Wednesday rejected the result of the vote, which has been marred by claims of rigging and corruption.
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 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
Leading Nigerian opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar casts his vote at a polling station in Yola. He is the main rival to incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, running for a second term.
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).
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, Africa’s most populous country and leading oil producer, is heading to the polls as the tight race between outgoing president Muhammadu Buhari and opposition leader Atiku Abubakar, a former vice-president, comes to an end.
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.
Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president of Nigeria from 1997 to 2007, is the main challenger to incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari in the upcoming election. The two candidates will face off on February 16th.
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