Sarjo Camara Singateh Reporting from Nigeria General Muhammed Buhari, the presidential candidate of the opposition APC, has defeated the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan of the ruling PDP in the first round of voting held over the weekend. This is the first time in Nigeria that an opposition candidate has defeated a sitting president in a democratic election and the fourth time that General Buhari has been contesting as presidential candidate after losing to the PDP in the first two. Goodluck Jonathan congratulates Buhari for his 2015 presidential Elections Victory. Below are the results released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). APC PDP Kaduna states 1,127,760 484,085 Kogi ” 264,851 149,987 Kanu ” 1,903,999 215,779 Katisina 1,345,441 99,937 Jigawa 885,988 142,902 Abia 13,394 368,303 Anambara 17,926 660,762 Kwara 302,146 132,602 Ekwa Ibom 58,411 983,304 Imo 133,253 559,185 Plateau 429,140 549,615 Ebonyi 19,518 323,653 Niger 657,678 149,222 Lagos 792,460 632,327 Bayesa 5,194 361,209 Gombe 361,245 96,873 Cross river 28,368 414,863 River state 69,238 1,487,075 Zamfara 612,202 144,833 Kebbi 567,883 100,972 Benue 373,961 303,737 Bauchi 931,598 86,085 Yobi 446,265 25,526 Adamawa 374,701 251,664 Sokoto 671,926 152,199 Taraba 261,326 310,806 Edo 208,469 286,896 Delta 48,910 1,211,405 The pending state is the Borno state and after INEC announced these states tabulated it was indicated that still Buhari has a margin of more than 2 million plus, which analysts suggest, Jonathan cannot make with only one state. In the history of Nigeria, Jonathan is the first president who was removed through the ballot box and had also called to congratulate his opponent before counting is over officially. Earlier on Monday, the ECOWAS head of mission, John Kufour, and his counterpart, the head of the Commonwealth mission, called Jonathan to emphasise that the politicians have to see Nigeria before anyone else and that he should accept the results whatever the outcome may be to maintain peace. Former Nigerian head of state, Abdul Salam Abubacarr, also convened another peace accord between Buhari and Jonathan as the leading candidates.]]>
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