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.
Muhammadu Buhari wins a second term as Nigeria’s president, after a delayed poll that angered voters and raised political temperatures.
Muhammadu Buhari’s supporters await election results, hoping for their champion to be re-elected, after a delayed poll that angered voters and led to claims of rigging and collusion. IMAGES
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).
At 76, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is eyeing a second term as head of the most populous country in Africa. Four years ago, he represented hope for change, but his presidency, marked by an economic recession and an inability to restore security in the country, has cast doubt over his reelection.
French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Abuja where he meets with his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari, in his latest attempt to forge closer ties with English-speaking Africa. IMAGES
Nigerians react after President Muhammadu Buhari declares he will seek re-election next year, in a move that puts an end to months of speculation and kicks off campaigning in West Africa’s largest economy.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari visit the northeastern town of Dapchi, nearly a month after Boko Haram militants kidnapped 110 schoolgirls in a chilling echo of the Chibok abduction four years ago.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returns home after spending more than 100 days in London receiving treatment for an undisclosed illness.