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General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) of the All Progressive Congress (APC) swept to victory in the presidential election concluded on Sunday, a historic moment in the Nigeria’s turbulent democracy as an incumbent leader was dispatched at the ballot box for the first time.
In an event that is set to shape the future of Africa’s biggest democracy, 72-year old Buhari came out on top against President Goodluck Jonathan and his People’s Democratic Party (PDP) after a hard fought election campaign.
Buhari and the APC won with over two million votes to become Nigeria’s president again 30 years after he was ousted in a military coup.
Meanwhile out-going president, Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Buhari on his historic victory,according to Lai Mohammed,the spokesman of the APC.
“At about 5 minutes to 5, President Jonathan called General Muhammadu Buhari, the winner of the elections, to congratulate him,” Mohammed told reporters at the party’s headquarters in,Abuja.
“There had always been this fear that he might not want to concede but he will remain a hero for this move,” he added. “The tension will go down dramatically.”