Buhari finally wins the 2015 presidential elections in his fourth attempt at the presidency, having contested previously against Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua of blessed memory and lately, Jonathan in 2011. The Retired Major General and former military ruler won Goodluck Ebele Jonathan in a tightly contested election ever experienced in Nigeria.
Buhari was declared the winner after he gained 2.7 million more votes against his rival, incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan.
To win the election, Buhari had needed more than 50 percent of the total votes nationally – and take at least 25 percent of the vote in two thirds of the states.
The Retired Major General will be sworn in as the New President of Nigeria on the 29th of May 2015.