Nigerian President, Mohammadu Buhari, has taken an early lead in the presidential election which held on 23rd February.
The country’s electoral body started announcing the election results in Abuja today.
Out of 10 states announced so far, the president won seven. His closest rival, Atiku Abubakar of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, has won in three states. There are 26 more states to be announced
The European Union observer group has commended the election even though there were pockets of violence in some parts of Nigeria when elections held on Saturday.
The chair of the opposition, PDP Secondus has, however, raised queries about the credibility of electoral process.
Announcement of the results of the remaining 26 states is ongoing.