President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria has won a second term in an election in Africa’s most populous country.
Not long after midnight Wednesday, election officials finished counting the votes, making it apparent that Mr. Buhari had defeated the leading candidate, Atiku Abubakar, by a wide margin in an election.
Final Presidential Election Result across the 36 state of federation include FCT as follows:
Buhari APC: 15,499,353
Atiku PDP: 11,150,746
Local civil society groups had ticked off lists of irregularities during the voting on Saturday, but other international observers had indicated earlier in the week that the problems likely hadn’t been widespread enough to sway the outcome.