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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari reelected, but opponent rejects results

Abuja, Nigeria (CNN)Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has been declared winner of the country's elections, according to the electoral commission who said he polled 56 percent of the votes. Buhari, who first came to power in 2015 after defeating then-incumbent Goodluck Jonathan, defeated his main challenger Atiku Abubakar by a margin of nearly four million votes in results announced by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), in Abuja, Nigeria's capital.Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) claimed 15,191,847 (56%) while Abubakar received 11,262,978 (41%) of votes in the weekend election, according to the commission, which finished counting state-by-state results on Tuesday. "The new administration will intensify its efforts i ...
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