Nigeria’s ruling People Democratic People’s Party, candidate, Umaru Yar’ Adua looks set to take over the presidency from Olusegun Obasanjo, according to early results. But opposition leader Muhammadu Buhari says he will not accept the result and has threatened to lead his supporters in street protests if the PDP claims victory.
Nigeria’s biggest election monitoring group said the presidential poll was so flawed that it should be scrapped and held again. Foreign observers have also criticised serious shortcomings in the election. Voting was marred by violence and delays.
However, the Nigerian election commissioner, Maurice Iwu, described the election as a success that would be remembered for generations.