Nigeria elects non-ruling party for first time in history

Nigeria elects non-ruling party for first time in history
Nigeria elects non-ruling party for first time in history

Nigeria elects non-ruling party for first time in history

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For the first time in Nigeria’s history, a sitting president has been defeated. Muhammadu Buhari won the election and defeated incumbent Goodluck Jonathan by about 2 million votes. Buhari said his victory was proof that Nigeria has embraced democracy. Nigeria has a long history of military rule, coups and election fraud. We’ll discuss the results of the vote with Clement Adibe, professor of political science at DePaul University. PHOTO: Nigerians pick up the morning’s newspapers at a street stall in Kano, Nigeria Wednesday, April 1, 2015.(AP Photo/Ben Curtis)