Nigeria Has a New President: Muhammadu Buhari Defeats Jonathan

Buhari supporters carry sign.  (Photo: Google Images)

Buhari supporters carry sign.
(Photo: Google Images)


BBC News is reporting that former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari has become the first opposition candidate to win a presidential election in Nigeria. Buhari reportedly defeated President Goodluck Jonathan by 2 million votes. President Jonathan has conceded the election to Buhari. The BBC reports:

“President Jonathan called General Muhammadu Buhari, the winner of the elections, to congratulate him,” Lai Mohammed, a spokesman for Gen Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC), said.

The spokesman praised Mr Jonathan, saying: “He will remain a hero for this move. The tension will go down dramatically.”

“Anyone who tries to foment trouble on the account that they have lost the election will be doing so purely on his own,” he added.

This is the first time in the history of the country that a seated president has been defeated.

Read more at BBC News.

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