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President Jonathan accepts defeat, Calls Buhari to congratulate him.

The President has accepted defeat and has called Buhari to congratulate him.  This is victory for Nigeria and democracy. The people have the power now to create the change required when required. 8 more words

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AND SUNNY, WHY HAVE YOU BEEN SO QUIET ABOUT NIGERIA POLITICS?

I sat in the midst of my colleagues, four to five of them, I think. And they were oozing so much energy and gusto as they were fighting so hard to sell their preferred candidate despite their obvious and glaring shortcomings. 535 more words

Buhari claims victory in historic Nigerian vote

Reuters

Nigeria’s opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) declared an election victory on Tuesday for former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari and said Africa’s most populous nation was witnessing history with its first democratic transfer of power.”The people of Nigeria have taken over,” an ecstatic APC spokesman Lai Mohammed told Reuters at the house in the capital where Buhari, a sandal-wearing Muslim ascetic watching the results on television.”This is the first time in Nigeria that a sitting government will be voted out of power using purely democratic means.”The count showed Buhari steamrolling to a landslide against President Goodluck Jonathan, whose People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has made no comment since the scale of the political earthquake in Nigeria — Africa’s biggest economy and top oil producer– has become apparent.With just one of 36 states left to declare, Buhari’s APC had 15.1 million votes versus 11.7 for Jonathan and the PDP, according to a Reuters tally.Mohammed said there was no reason to doubtJonathan would concede, in line with a ‘peace accord’ he signed with Buhari before this weekend’s vote to allay fears of violence.Around 800 people were killed in three days of bloodletting in the mainly Muslim north after a Buhari defeat to Jonathan in 2011.”He said several times that he would relinquish power if he was voted out in a free and fair election,” Mohammed said.Buhari ruled from 1983 to 1985 before being ousted in another military takeover led by General Ibrahim Babangida. 522 more words

From Puke and Headache

I never had the chance to say something of sense because last night everything was really fuzzy and weird and my thoughts didn’t match my words anymore. 304 more words

President Jonathan loses at villa polling unit

According to vanguard newspaper

In the final result announced at the two polling units at the Presidential Villa Saturday night, the Peoples Democratic Party candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan lost to the All Progressive Congress candidate, General Mohammadu Buhari as he polled a total of 595 votes to General Buhari’s 613 votes… 10 more words

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Arise

As I arise I visualise the eyes of spies that rise
To cause defeat and sweep off its feet this amazing feat
Of ideas I hear, here and there… 138 more words

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NIGERIAN ELECTIONS; My View from 'The Mountain Top'

IF THEY MAKE THE MISTAKE, LIKE SAMUEL REGRETTED OVER SAUL THEY ALL WILL CRY FOR MANY YEARS TO COME:

They’ve been bombarding me with mails and text messages, but I’ve chosen to be mute on the matter and watch from a distance. 658 more words

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