Nigeria’s president yesterday defended his sweeping win of a second time period as free and truthful and appealed to a “common love of country” as his high challenger vowed to go to court with allegations of fraud.
President Muhammadu Buhari was declared the clear winner by almost four million votes as residents of Africa’s largest democracy gave him one other probability to sort out gaping corruption, widespread insecurity and an financial system limping again from a uncommon recession.
While many pissed off Nigerians had mentioned they needed to provide somebody new a attempt, Buhari, a former army dictator, profited from his upright popularity in an oil-rich nation weary of politicians enriching themselves.
Top opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar, a billionaire former vp who made marketing campaign guarantees to “make Nigeria work again,” shortly rejected the results of what he referred to as a “sham election.”
As many Nigerians woke up to the win together with the morning prayer, Buhari informed colleagues he was “deeply humbled.” He regretted the lack of dozens of lives in “mindless” election-related violence.