Nigeria Presidential Election Results Start Trickling In

Results from Nigeria's elections are potentially the closest contest since the end of military rule in 1999. after a weekend vote marred by confusion, arguments and sporadic violence as total votes are starting to trickle in on Monday.
The election pits President Goodluck Jonathan against former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari for the favor of an electorate divided along a complex mix of ethnic, regional and in some cases religious lines in Africa's most populous nation.
Even before preliminary tallies were recorded, the opposition All Progressives Congress rejected the outcome in Rivers state, headquarters of Africa's biggest oil industry, and denounced the vote there as "a sham and a charade".
Turnout among the 56.7 million registered voters appears to have been high.
The INEC election commission said the first results collated from 120,000 polling stations nationwide should have been available on Sunday evening but failed to materialize.



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