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Life on hold as Nigerians await election results



(25 Feb 2019) As Nigerians anxiously await the official result of the presidential election, daily activities have been put on hold.
Business owners in Kano say they are losing customers who do not want to spend money until the final outcome is known.
Nigeria’s electoral commission has begun announcing some results from the country’s 36 states but the process that will take hours and could extend into Tuesday or beyond.
President Muhammadu Buhari has won in the states of Ekiti, Osun and Kwara in the west and southwest while top challenger Atiku Abubakar has won the Federal Capital Territory, the name of the state that encompasses Abuja.
To win the presidency, a candidate must garner a majority of overall votes as well as at least 25 percent of the vote in two-thirds of Nigeria’s 36 states. If that isn’t achieved, the election moves to a runoff.

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