Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Nigeria's Opposition Party Declares Victory In Presidential Elections

Reuters: Buhari claims victory in historic Nigerian vote

(Reuters) - Nigeria's opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) declared an election victory on Tuesday for former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari and said Africa's most populous nation was witnessing history with its first democratic transfer of power.

"The people of Nigeria have taken over," an ecstatic APC spokesman Lai Mohammed told Reuters at the house in the capital where Buhari, a sandal-wearing Muslim ascetic watching the results on television.

"This is the first time in Nigeria that a sitting government will be voted out of power using purely democratic means."

More News On Nigeria's Elections

Opposition party declares victory in Nigeria election -- Al Jazeera
Nigeria election: Buhari poised for victory as governing party cries foul -- The Guardian
Buhari leads Jonathan in Nigeria election -- USA Today
Buhari Closes in on Historic Victory in Nigerian Election -- VOA
Muhammadu Buhari Holds Narrow Lead Over Goodluck Jonathan in Nigeria Election -- WSJ
In Nigeria’s Election, Muhammadu Buhari Holds Lead Over Goodluck Jonathan -- NYT
Who is Nigeria's Muhammadu Buhari? -- Susannah Cullinane and Stephanie Busari, CNN

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