It's Official!!! Buhari Wins Presidential Election, Goodbye To Ex-President GEJ

Published 4 years ago by: franel
at 03:41 AM, 1/04/2015 (4 years ago)

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«§» 1 April 2015



Finally, the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari, has officially been declared winner of the March 28 presidential election held last Saturday throughout Nigeria.




It was the fourth time Buhari would contest to govern Nigeria. He had failed three times, but his efforts are being crowned at the fourth attempt, 30 years after he was toppled in a military coup in August 1985. He polled 15,424,921 votes  against incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, of the Peoples democratic Party to clinch the presidential seat.

Jonathan scored 12,853,162 votes.

His victory is historic! It is the first time that an opposition candidate would wrest power from an incumbent.

The President, a Head of State between 1984 and August 1985, won the contest in 21 states of the federation, leaving Jonathan with victories in 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

Buhari won the election in 16 northern states and five south western states while Jonathan won the poll in three northern states, the FCT and 12 South-South and South-East states.

The highest number of votes was recorded in Kano, where Buhari scored 1,903,999 votes while Jonathan recorded his biggest victory in a controversial election in Rivers, garnering 1,487,075 votes in the state, where a large scale protest had attempted to stop the huge vote.



Nigeria’s president was born in Daura, Katsina state on 17 December, 1942.

After graduation at Government College in Katsina in 1961, Buhari joined the army and rose to become a Major-General. He served as Governor of the North East state, petroleum minister and became Nigeria’s military leader after the 31 December coup that toppled the civilian administration of Shehu Shagari.

In August 1985, Buhari was toppled in another coup led by General Ibrahim Babangida.

In retirement, he served as chairman of the Petroleum Trust Fund under the Abacha regime.

When Nigeria returned to civil rule in 1999, General Buhari offered himself for service thrice before now, but he was rejected at the polls.

The man with a reputation for anti-corruption and discpline and a near ascetic life has finally got his mission fulfilled.

Congrats to him!


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franel at 04:37 AM, 1/04/2015 (4 years ago)
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The Final Result Of The 2015 Presidential Election Announced By Prof. Jega

As announced by Prof Attahiru Jega, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission...

"14 candidates, fielded by 14 political parties participated in the election. We'd like to announce the votes for each party"
Acredited voters - 31,756,490
AA - 22, 125
ACPN - 40,311
AP - 30,673
ADC - 29,666
APA - 53,537
APC - 15,424,921
CPP -, 36,300
HOPE - 7,435
KOWA - 13,076
NCP - 24, 455
PDP - 12,853,162
PPN - 24,475
UDP - 9,208
UPP - 18,220
Total valid votes - 28,587,564
Rejected votes - 844, 519

Total - 29,432,083


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emmanuelboy at 06:44 AM, 1/04/2015 (4 years ago)
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Welcome to the era of change
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victorstic1 at 06:49 AM, 1/04/2015 (4 years ago)
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FOR THE NEXT 4 YEARS FREE MONEY TO HUNGRY  AND GREED CELEBRETIES CLOSED! HAHAHA!  BY NOW I EXPECT TOYIN AIMAKU TO BE DEAD, BECAUSE  SHE  SAID SHE CAN DIE FOR PDP SINCE PDP LOST I EXPECT TO SACRIFICE HER LIFE FOR PDP
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beneno at 07:09 AM, 1/04/2015 (4 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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Haso112 at 07:43 AM, 1/04/2015 (4 years ago)
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WHERE @FREETHINKER AND @GIFTOUS DEY... THOSE LOW I.Q TOUTS, YOU GUYS SHOULD COME OUT NOW.... DUMB AND DUMBER..
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Ritabrenice at 07:49 AM, 1/04/2015 (4 years ago)
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Good
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Abubu86 at 08:02 AM, 1/04/2015 (4 years ago)
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Quote from: Haso112 on 07:43 AM,  1/04/2015
WHERE @FREETHINKER AND @GIFTOUS DEY... THOSE LOW I.Q TOUTS, YOU GUYS SHOULD COME OUT NOW.... DUMB AND DUMBER..
D morons have went hidden
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Abubu86 at 08:03 AM, 1/04/2015 (4 years ago)
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A new dawn,a new month,a new party
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Ololababs at 08:35 AM, 1/04/2015 (4 years ago)
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May u live long GMB n I wish u d very best!

I just want people to understand that our new president will try his very best by contributing his quota in moving Nigeria forward.

In my own opinion, do not expect too much from GMB or expect him to solve all d problems in Nigeria as a lot of damage has been done to our country.  GMB's  power is limited in a democratic environment compared to d time of military regime.
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echeeche at 08:40 AM, 1/04/2015 (4 years ago)
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What a results  Grin Grin wow
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Blezin33 at 09:07 AM, 1/04/2015 (4 years ago)
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I will always supported the great  GEJ  but but the great GMB has proven to be a man of the people.. Since the TRANSFORMATION of the great GEJ has FAILED, lets bleave in the CHANGE of the incoming GMB   
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bigjim at 10:31 AM, 1/04/2015 (4 years ago)
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congrat
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Larry28 at 10:34 AM, 1/04/2015 (4 years ago)
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Say buhari
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kasimuhaliru at 11:27 AM, 1/04/2015 (4 years ago)
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God is wonderful, for sure there is time for everything sai Buhari
 
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zoe61 at 03:19 PM, 1/04/2015 (4 years ago)
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Goodbyeeeeee
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elchymo at 05:33 AM, 21/08/2015 (4 years ago)
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Wow!
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