Danbazau, Shekarau deliver polling units to President Buhari

Nothing Will Deter Nigeria From The Path Of Democracy Says Buhari

More than 72 million Nigerians were eligible to vote in this election as President Muhammadu Buhari seeks a second term in Africa's most populous nation and largest economy. "The turn-out here today is totally unprecedented and so far, so good but it's not over until it is over". "So why will I kill myself or waste my time?" "I'm going to be the victor".

A civilian militia source in the Borno state capital, Maiduguri, told AFP "at least 13" blasts were heard throughout the city at about 6:00 am (0500 GMT).

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it will announce its decision on the violence and malfunctioning of the card readers in some polling units in parts of the country.

That angered voters who had already travelled to their home towns and villages to participate, and saw the main parties accuse the other of conspiring with INEC to rig the result. "We are not going to be blamed for the bad conduct of the election".

Nigeria began counting votes in Saturday's closely-fought presidential election although the electoral commission extended voting hours in some places where polling stations opened late or ballot machines malfunctioned.

He added: "I have given the military and the police instructions to be ruthless".

"You will be able to vote in an atmosphere of openness and peace, devoid of fear from threat or intimidation".

A team of observers from the European Union Observation Monitoring Group and the Commonwealth group have said that a final report on the 2019 election process will be made available on Monday, February 25.

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Despite the record number of registered voters, militant group Boko Haram warned people not to cast their ballots.

The two men lead a field of more than 70 candidates in an election which the commission postponed last Saturday just hours before voting was due to begin, citing logistical issues.

President Muhammadu Buhari has thrashed the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar, at the polling unit of former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

Buhari has again vowed to be tough on insecurity and corruption, and wants to complete much-needed road and rail infrastructure projects, as well as social mobility schemes.

Buhari was elected president in 2015, but many Nigerians believe he has failed to live up to his initial campaign promises which included cracking down on rampant corruption and fighting Boko Haram.

Wild jubilation broke out following the announcement that Buhari scored 186 votes to defeat Abubakar.

Opponents have accused Buhari of trying to manipulate the judiciary that would rule on any dispute about the results, after he suspended the country's chief justice this month. "It is a win for Nigeria".

Some 87 million Nigerians live in extreme poverty, with the gulf between haves and have-nots widening.

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