Nigeria opposition declares victory

2015-03-31 15:44
An electronic billboard with Opposition Presidential Candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, of the All Progressives Congress party and his running mate, Yemi Osinbanjo in a slum in Lagos, Nigeria. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

An electronic billboard with Opposition Presidential Candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, of the All Progressives Congress party and his running mate, Yemi Osinbanjo in a slum in Lagos, Nigeria. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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Abuja - Nigeria's opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) declared victory in the presidential election on Tuesday, saying Africa's most populous nation was "witnessing history".

"This is the first time in Nigeria that a sitting government will be voted out of power using purely democratic means," APC spokesperson Lai Mohammed told Reuters at the house in the capital where party leader Muhammdu Buhari was watching the results come in. "The people of Nigeria have taken over."

He added that the APC had no reason to doubt that President Goodluck Jonathan would concede defeat.

"He said several times that he would relinquish power if he was voted out in a free and fair election," Mohammed said.

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