Millions of Nigerians come out to vote in tight poll

Aljazeera
Voters brave sun, insecurity and queues but presidential election extended to Sunday in some areas after tech glitches.

nigvoteNigerians turned out en mass on Saturday to vote in what is expected to be one of the tightest presidential races in their history between incumbent Goodluck Jonathan and former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari.

Analysts are calling the poll a pivotal historical event for the young democracy. Jonathan’s People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has ruled Africa’s most populous nation virtually unopposed for 16 years.

But it is possible he could lose to Buhari, who has contested three previous elections but never come close to victory before. Continue reading Millions of Nigerians come out to vote in tight poll