Nigerians hopeful but also fearful as results come in

2015-03-30 14:25
Security forces hold back protesters against the recent election in Port Harcourt. (File, AP)

Security forces hold back protesters against the recent election in Port Harcourt. (File, AP)

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Abuja - Nigerians are waiting in hope and fear for results of the most tightly contested presidential election in the nation's turbulent history. Collation of results starts at noon. Results are expected later on Monday.

One radio station played the song written by entertainment star 2Face Idibia: "Vote not fight; Election no be war!"

In relative peace, millions voted on Saturday and tens of thousands on Sunday despite technical glitches, deadly attacks on northeastern polling stations by Islamic extremists and political thuggery in the south.

Fears centre on violence erupting once results are announced in the high-stakes contest to govern Africa's most populous and richest nation.

President Goodluck Jonathan is challenged by former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari. More than 1 000 people died in northern riots after Buhari lost to Jonathan in 2011.
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