Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has won reelection for a second term. The returning officer and Chairman Independent Electoral Commission(INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu declared him elected after he pulled a total of 15,191,847 votes to defeat his closest challenger and former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) who had 11,262,978 votes.
However the opposition Peoples Democratic Party has rejected the results, siting irregularities, cancellation of its votes in certain parts of the country, over voting in strong holds of the president and killing of its supporters in different parts of the country.
Around the country Nigerians are less enthusiastic about the second term of the incumbent President, whose first term has been abysmal with failed economic policies that have led to job losses and his seeming inability to control his government. They wait to see what his second coming holds.
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