National Times – Nigeria’s incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari has been re-elected for a second four-year term, results from Saturday’s general election announced by the country’s Independent Electoral Commission reveal.
More than 79 political parties contested the the Saturday elections. But the Presidential election race was mainly fought between Buhari and the country’s former vice President Abubakar Atiku of the People’s Democratic Party.
With results from over 27 of the country’s 30 states declared, Buhari’s All Progressive Congress (APC) was leading Atiku’s PDP by more than 3.5 million votes.
The victory will give President Buhari another four years to continue his structural reform of Nigeria’s economy and also fight against corruption. But many are afraid the President does not have a strategy to fight the country’s growing insecurity, and poverty.
The People’s Democratic Party has rejected the election results.