Nigeria’s electoral commission has declared incumbent Muhammadu Buhari the winner of the country’s presidential elections.
The announcement in the early hours of Wednesday means the 76-year-old has won a second four-year term at the helm of Africa’s largest economy and most populous country.
“Muhammadu Buhari … is hereby declared winner,” Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, said.
Buhari defeated the main opposition party candidate Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president, in the polls, held on February 23, after a last-minute postponement a week before.
Voting was marked by hours-long delays and deadly violence that observers said kept some people away from the polls.