Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Nigeria Elects New President: The major highlights

After much tension to the build up of the Presidential elections in Nigeria on March 28th, the main opposition party the All Progressive Congress APC won the ruling party the People's Democratic Party PDP.  The new president elect is former Military Leader, General Muhammadu Buhari.

The following are some of the major highlights to remember from the election.

General Buhari won after three failed attempts. He had participated and lost in the last three successive elections.

This is the first time the incumbent party will lose to the opposition.

An election that had massive social media participation.

The Peter Orubebe drama at the collation center. He attempted to disrupt the election announcement and collation center.

The maturity and cool of the INEC president, Prof. Atahiru Jega is conducting the process.

The novel introduction of the permanent voters card and card reading machines.

The doggedness of Nigerian electorates to exercise their civic responsibility and casting their votes despite all hitches and glitches.

President Jonathan's exemplary and exceptional gesture in conceding defeat early on by congratulating General Buhari. This goes a long way in dousing any post election violence that may have been brewing.

In Nigeria, the air of change is evident.

Do you have any other highlights from the election. Please share... Post pictures on our Facebook page too.

Congratulations Nigeria to a peaceful conduct of election.

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