Elections raised the ante of ethno-religious divisions
Commentators on the just concluded presidential and National Assembly polls in Nigeria are urging national reconciliation.
This is coming on the heels of the announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC that incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari has been re-elected for a second term in office.
Annoncing the results on Wednesday morning, INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmoud Yakubu revealed that, to emerge winner, Buhari had polled just over fifteen million votes with his closest rival, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party scoring a little over 11 million votes.
Responding to the declared outcome however, PDP agent, Osita Chidoka affirmed that the result was not acceptable to his party.
72 million people had been registered and also confirmed as eligible to vote in the polls, with another 11million unable to vote on account of not having received the mandatory Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs after their registration, with several millions more not even registered in the first place.
The elections had been rescheduled from last week with Governorship and State Houses of Election polls now scheduled to take place on Saturday, March 9.
President Muhammadu Buhari