‘My victory not a surprise,’ President-elect says

Nigeria’s President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari was declared winner of the country’s Presidential polls on Tuesday, March 31.

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Nigeria’s President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari has said that his victory in the country's presidential elections did not come as a surprise to him.

Buhari was declared winner of the country’s Presidential polls on Tuesday, March 31.

“I am not surprised because of how we came into the merger. The main opposition parties in Nigeria decided to come together to face the ruling party. That means we had an additional spread and politicians across the length and breadth of the country; so, I was not surprised,” Buhari said on Wednesday, April 1, during an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.

Buhari also said that one of the first tasks he would undertake after being sworn in would be to initiate a process of national reconciliation.

“The actual division that is worth bothering about in terms of social instability and insecurity are in the North-East and the in the Niger Delta, which I think have been with this country long enough that we know how they started and what stage they are in now and we are confident that we will rapidly give attention to the insecurity in the country and I believe that we will deal with them within a few months in office,” the President-elect said.

Buhari also stated that he would tackle the problem of corruption in the country.


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