Nigeria election 2019: President Buhari wins in Lagos

Nigeria : Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is increasing his lead as the results of Saturday’s presidential elections are being announced.

He is now 1.8 million votes ahead of his main rival Atiku Abubakar after the declaration of results from 20 states plus the Federal Capital Territory.

The results from Lagos state – which had the largest number of registered voters – have been announced in the last few minutes and Mr Buhari won there with a 53% share of the vote.

The results for much of the south-east – which is where Mr Abubakar is expected to do well – have not yet been announced.

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