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Nigerian supreme court dismisses appeal against Buhari election Triumph

Last updated on October 30, 2019

Nigeria’s Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed an appeal by the primary opposition candidate to overthrow the consequence of February’s presidential election where Muhammadu Buhari was returned to office.

Atiku Abubakar lodged his first complaint with the nation’s election tribunal, which ruled against him.

Buhari took 56 percent of the vote against 41 percent for Atiku, based on electoral commission information. Buhari success was widely expected.