Muhammadu Buhari: “The victory is yours”[/caption]
World leaders have congratulated Muhammadu Buhari on his victory in Nigeria’s presidential election.US President Barack Obama said the polls had “shown the world the strength” of Nigeria’s commitment to democracy. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said the way the polls had been conducted was “a testament” to Nigeria’s “democratic spirit”. Gen Buhari beat outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan by 2.5 million votes. Mr Buhari, of the All Progressives Congress (APC), became the first opposition candidate to win a presidential election in Nigeria. Mr Jonathan, of the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP), has congratulated Mr Buhari on his victory.