Buhari, who to start with arrived to electrical power in 2015 soon after defeating then-incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, defeated his major challenger Atiku Abubakar by a margin of just about four million votes in results declared by the Impartial Electoral Fee (INEC), in Abuja, Nigeria’s cash.
Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) claimed 15,191,847 (56%) though Abubakar received 11,262,978 (41%) of votes in the weekend election, according to the fee, which completed counting state-by-point out success on Tuesday.
“The new administration will intensify its endeavours in protection, restructuring the economy and fighting corruption,” Mr Buhari stated following his victory was officially introduced.
Abubakar’s People’s Democratic Celebration turned down the effects and termed for contemporary elections in some elements of the place wherever they allege in excess of-voting and other irregularities.
“We desire the speedy and outright cancellation of presidential election final results in Yobe, Zamfara, Nasarawa and Borno states as submitted by INEC presiding officers and inquire for the perform of fresh elections in these states,” PDP spokesman Tanimu Turaki said.
Buhari gained in 19 of the 36 states with Atiku attaining the higher hand in 17 states and in the cash, Abuja.
At minimum 39 persons had been killed in election-related violence, according to the Predicament Space, a coalition of far more than 70 civic companies that monitored the elections.
The Situation Room, citing facts from evaluation business SBM Intelligence, stated most of the deaths transpired in the southern oil-abundant Rivers state where by seven folks ended up killed in clashes between the Nigerian Army and armed gentlemen.
But despite the violence, US observers from the Global Republican Institute and the Nationwide Democratic Institute (IRI/NDI) said that though the deaths had been tragic, they should really be positioned in the broader context.
“We never want to overemphasize the deaths,” the IRI’s John Tomaszewski advised CNN Monday.
“We comprehend the contextual marriage. Violence transpires just about every working day in this article. It truly is not just on Election Day.”
The death toll described in the presidential vote is reduced than in past nationwide elections. The International Crisis Group mentioned at the very least 100 people were killed in violence that broke out for the duration of and right after the 2015 election and Human Legal rights Check out described 800 killed in the write-up-election violence of 2011.