Nigerian President Re-Elected After Delayed Vote
“Let this nation move forward.” So said the campaign spokesman for President Muhammadu Buhari, declared the winner earlier today of last weekend’s election after securing 56 percent of the vote. The 76-year-old has pledged to continue fighting corruption in Africa’s largest economy and overhaul its infrastructure network. His billionaire rival, Atiku Abubakar, has rejected the outcome.
Will the results stand? Despite Abubakar’s claims that they were “incorrect and unacceptable,” experts believe he’ll likely fail to prove in court that the vote was marred by fraud.
Read this OZY opinion piece on why Nigeria’s election was “a spectacle of despair.”