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Nigeria’s Tinubu wins presidential election, opposition cries foul

By Rachel Chason and Ope Adetayo

01 Mar 2023 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

Bola Tinubu's win in the Nigerian presidential election has been marred by calls for a re-election by opposition candidates. The Washington Post analyzes the result and its implication for Africa.

LAGOS, Nigeria - Former Lagos governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu has won Nigeria's presidential election, officials said early Wednesday, marking a victory for the ruling party despite the unpopularity of its outgoing president, Muhammadu Buhari.

The opposition, including the campaigns of both outsider candidate Peter Obi and former vice president Atiku Abubakar, has vowed to contest the results, saying that a new election should be held under a new elections chief.

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