Nigerian presidential election: Buhari wins first state

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25 febr. 2019, 14.41

Muhammadu Buhari on Monday got off to a winning start in his bid for re-election as Nigeria's president, as the first result was announced from weekend polls.

The 76-year-old former military ruler won 219,231 votes in the southwestern state of Ekiti, while his main opponent, Atiku Abubakar, got 154,032, the electoral commission announced.

Voting took place on Saturday in all of Nigeria's 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja.

More results are expected to be announced in Abuja in the coming days.