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.
Independent National Electoral Commission chairman Mahmood Yakubu declares Muhammadu Buhari the winner of Nigeria’s presidential election. SOUNDBITE
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
Nigeria’s main opposition, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), accuses Muhammadu Buhari’s government of manipulating the election.
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.