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Nigeria’s Buhari wins re-election, rival pursues fraud claim

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 28, 2019 12:59

Nigeria’s Buhari wins re-election, rival pursues fraud claim

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari comfortably won a second term at the helm of Africa’s largest economy, election authorities, but his main rival planned a fraud challenge after a vote marred by delays and violence. The chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) presented the Certificate of Return to Buhari after the 76-year-old former military ruler took 56 percent of votes against 41 for his closest challenger, businessman and former vice president Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party.Atiku, 72, rejects the official results and said he would go to court to contest the results of the “electoral fraud”.The opposition’s fraud accusations have heightened tensions in the region’s most populous nation and biggest oil producer where six decades of independence have seen long periods of military rule, coups and secessionist wars.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 28, 2019 12:59