President Muhammadu Buhari trounces Atiku Abubakar
President Muhammadu Buhari has won his second term as the President of Africa’s largest economy and top oil producer – Nigeria.
Reuters has reported the President won by getting 56 percent of the votes cast while is closest challenger and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, gained 41 percent of the votes.
Ironically, the voter turn-out was at only 33.2 percent.
However, the President’s spokesman has stated that there will be no comment from the President until the official results are released by the electoral commission.
On the other hand, Mr. Abubakar’s camp have rejected the tally announced so far and termed them to be ‘incorrect and unacceptable’.
Nigeria’s six decades of independence have been marked by long periods of military rule, coups and secessionist wars.
There is still some tension reported in the country and it should be remembered that in the last election, violence emerged after the official results had been released by the electoral commission.