Muslim candidate General Buhari wins Nigerian Presidency

73 years old former military general and a Muslim from the North is the new Nigerian President.

General Muhammadu Buhari has won Nigeria’s presidential polls, in the country’s first election victory by the opposition.

General Buhari contested four times before since the end of military rule in the country 1999.

The incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan immediately conceded defeat and congratulated the new president.

The spokesman for Gen Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC) party praised Mr Jonathan for accepting defeat and described him as a hero for the move.

This is the first time that opposition has come to power since transition to civilian rule.

Nigeria is largest populated country in Africa with over 170 million people, it is said that 1 of 6 African is Nigerian.

West African country is also the biggest economy and largest producer of petroleum in the continent.

Issues such as security, economy and electricity is the biggest challenges facing General Buhari who promised to crash Boko Haram if elected President