Muhammadu Buhari becomes the first to oust a Nigerian president through the ballot box. Paul Chapman reports.
Muhammadu Buhari is declared the winner of Nigeria's presidential election. It's a significant moment in Nigeria's history. The man who seized power in a military coup three decades ago is now the first to oust a Nigerian president through the ballot box. In Kaduna city, the scene of political bloodshed four years ago, there were jubilant scenes. (SOUNDBITE)(English) HAMZA DABOGI, BUHARI SUPPORTER, SAYING: "Everybody here in Kaduna, we voted for Muhammadu Buhari, not because he's a Northerner or a Muslim, but because we believe he is going to bring change, he is going to stop the insecurity, the corruption, the callousness and the impunity which is famously known in this government." (SOUNDBITE)(English) AMOS LUCKY, FORMER PDP SUPPORTER WHO VOTED APC, SAYING: "I'm expecting so many things in the area of infrastructure, that is in the area of unemployment and especially of power sector and to elevate the poverty of the people of this country." The incumbent Goodluck Jonathan conceded defeat on Tuesday night as the scale of Buhari's landslide become clear. That was an unprecedented step in itself, and should help to defuse anger among his supporters. His People's Democratic Party was in power for 16 years but lost popularity after a series of corruption scandals and the rise of an Islamist insurgency in the north-east.