Nigeria‘s main opposition on Tuesday claimed victory in the country’s tense general election, as its candidate, former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari pulled ahead of President Goodluck Jonathan.
Asked if the All Progressives Congress (APC) was claiming victory over Jonathan’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), spokesman Lai Mohammed told AFP: “Yes.
“This is the first time the opposition has voted a government out of power in Nigeria‘s history,” he added.
Muhammadu Buhari pulled ahead in Nigeria‘s tense general election on Tuesday, stretching his lead against President Goodluck Jonathan with eight results to come in.
Declarations from 28 states plus the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja put Buhari’s lead over Jonathan at just over 1.5 million votes, with the remaining states in his northern heartland.
Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC) had 16 states while Jonathan’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was on 12 plus the Federal Capital Territory.