Buhari re-elected as Nigeria's president | Daily News


Buhari re-elected as Nigeria's president

76-year old incumbent secures 56 percent of votes, as opposition rejects results and vows legal challeng

Nigeria's electoral commission has declared incumbent Muhammadu Buhari the winner of the country's presidential elections.

The announcement in the early hours of Wednesday means the 76-year-old has won a second four-year term at the helm of Africa's largest economy and most populous country.

Hours after Buhari was declared winner, opposition leader Atiku Abubakar rejected the results and vowed a legal challenge.

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