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Opposition candidate condemns post-election violence

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Video by Carla WESTERHEIDE

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-04-19

The runner-up in Nigeria’s presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari, has condemned the deadly riots that erupted in the north of the country following the victory of President Goodluck Jonathan (pictured).

AFP - The main opposition candidate in Nigeria's presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday condemned deadly post-poll rioting sparked by incumbent Goodluck Jonathan's victory.            

"It's unfortunate to learn of the eruption of violence in some parts of the north following the declaration of election results, where churches and Christians were attacked," Buhari told the BBC's Hausa-language service.
             
"I disassociate myself and my party from what happened. I contested elections in 2003 and 2007, but I never resorted to violence. I have no reason to do so this time around. I urge people to remain calm and law-abiding."
             
Jonathan was declared winner on Monday of the landmark vote that exposed regional tensions and led to the deadly rioting.
             
Jonathan, the first president from the southern oil-producing Niger Delta region, won 57 percent of the vote in Africa's most populous nation, easily beating Buhari, his northern rival who had 31 percent.
             
Buhari, a former military ruler, did not comment on the results themselves in his brief comments to the BBC. He had not spoken publicly since the announcement of the results, though his party has rejected them.
             
Hausa is the language spoken in many parts of Nigeria's north.

 

Date created : 2011-04-19

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