Updated: February 25, 2021
Nigerians went to the polls on Saturday morning to elect a new President and a fresh National Assembly.
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About 84 million people are eligible to vote although 72 million had collected their voters’ cards as at the last update from the Independent National Electoral Commission.
There are about 70 candidates for the seat of President of Africa’s most populous nation, but it seemed to be a straight fight between President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the opposition People’s Democratic Party.
The elections were rescheduled from February 16 to February 23 because of operational issues, according to the electoral body, INEC.
The winner of the presidential election would only need a simple majority of the votes cast plus at least 25 percent of votes cast in each of Nigeria’s 36 states and capital Abuja.
Results would become clear from tomorrow morning but offocial announcement may take two days.