African Union chief Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
on Wednesday congratulated Muhammadu Buhari for winning
the presidential election, praising outgoing leader Goodluck
Jonathan for “graciously accepting the results.”
Dlamini-Zuma, in a statement released at the Ethiopian
headquarters of the 54-member AU bloc, said the result
“demonstrates the maturity of democracy” in Nigeria.
The AU Commission chief added that she hoped the people
“will be united in facing the challenges of stability, security
and development in their country.”
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said
Buhari won 15,424,921 votes, or 53.95 percent, of the
28,587,564 total valid ballots cast.