Nigeria Presidential Election 2015: Buhari Emerges Winner

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari, winner of Nigeria’s presidential election, defeating the incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan.

The announcement was made by the Chairman of INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, after the completion of the collation and announcement of results from across Nigeria, which started at the collation centre in Abuja, the nation’s capital, on Monday and ended in the early hours of Wednesday, April 1.

After the announcement of votes received by all 14 candidates, the INEC Chairman received the results from the 36 states plus the FCT and proceeded with computation and tallying.

General Muhammadu Buhari of the APC polled a total of 15,424,921 votes to defeat all other candidates, with Dr Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP polling a total of 12,853,162 votes to place second.

Professor Jega went on to declare the APC presidential candidate as the winner of the presidential election and was returned elected “having satisfied the requirements of the law and scoring the highest numbers of votes”.

Muhammadu Buhari, born December 17, 1942, is a retired Major-General of the Nigerian Army. He was Head of State of Nigeria from December 31, 1983 to August 27, 1985, after taking power in a military coup d’état.

He had contested unsuccessfully for the office of President in the 2003, 2007 and 2011 elections.

In December 2014, he emerged as the Presidential Candidate of the APC, for the 2015 elections.

A native of Daura in Katsina State, north west Nigeria, Gen. Buhari is of the Fulani ethnic background. He is a Muslim of the Sunni Islam.

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This is a great victory for Nigeria democracy. I feel like I\’m on top of the world now.

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Congratulations to Nigeria!

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Where are TANoids and the #GEJTill2019 crew members. I told them. #UpBaba

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@yourside:

This is a great victory for Nigeria democracy

Which victory? This is a very costly mistake, if I must say. But, it would already be too later by the time Nigerians will wake up to their silly mistake.

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As we can see Buhari won 20 states as against Goodluck’s 16 states and if considering that the larger population of the electorates reside in the North and Southwest, one wonders about the future of Nigeria democracy.

In a free and fair elections, northerners will always continue to be a threat to Nigerian democratic process, considering their population, religion and cultural belief of “born to rule”.

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Politics is a game of numbers. Just imagine the numerical power of Kano, Kaduna and Katsina put together? Southern Nigerians are truly in bondage.

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Congrat to Buhari. Lets watch out for his magic.

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Congrat to the President – elect. He is the man of the moment.

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