President Jonathan concedes defeat - report

2015-03-31 19:25
Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan, and opposition candidate General Muhammadu Buhari, after signing a renewal of their pledge to hold peaceful "free, fair, and credible" elections. (Ben Curtis, AP)

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan, and opposition candidate General Muhammadu Buhari, after signing a renewal of their pledge to hold peaceful "free, fair, and credible" elections. (Ben Curtis, AP)

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Abuja - Nigeria's All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday told AFP that President Goodluck Jonathan had conceded the general election to Muhammadu Buhari.

"President Jonathan called at 17:15 (16:15 GMT)," Buhari's campaign spokesperson Shehu Garba said. Asked if Jonathan conceded, he said: "Yes, and General Buhari has accepted and thanks him for this."

There was no immediate comment from Jonathan, his spokesperson or the People's Democratic Party (PDP).

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