Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Nigeria election: Buhari 'ahead' in early counting

Partial results from Nigeria's election give ex-military ruler Muhammadu Buhari more votes than the incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan. However, populous states such as Lagos and Rivers are yet to declare. With just over half of Nigeria's states declared, Gen Buhari's All Progressives Congress (APC) was reported to be ahead by some two million votes. More results are due to be announced from 10:00 local time (09:00 GMT) on Tuesday. Nigeria's election commission (INEC) suspended its declarations late on Monday night, after giving the results for 18 states and the capital Abuja.
President Jonathan's People's Democratic Party (PDP) gained 6,488,210 votes and Gen Buhari's APC party received 8,520,436 votes

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