Against the intense apprehension by local and international observers, Nigeria’s 2015 Presidential Elections turned out peaceful and successful following the incumbent’s concession of defeat prior to the final announcement by the electoral umpire – INEC.
The election, which was keenly contested by All Progressives Congress (APC) – General Muhammadu Buhari (GMB) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (GEJ) saw the emergence of GMB as the President-elect of Nigeria.
GMB satisfied the constitutional requirement of polling the majority votes of 15.4 million (vs. GEJ’s 12.9 million total votes) while also winning at least 25.0% of the votes cast in 28 states (vs. GEJ’s 27 states).
In the past weeks, there have been two contending words — Change vs. Transformation. With the former now triumphing over the latter, the Nigerian economy and financial market demand more…”Beyond the change chorus”.