President Muhammadu Buhari has pleaded with his supporters not to humiliate the opposition over his victory in the election.
Making the plea in a thread on his official Twitter handle, Buhari said his supporters should see his victory as a “reward” for their efforts.
“I would like to make a special appeal to my supporters not to gloat or humiliate the opposition. Victory is enough reward for your efforts,” the tweet read.
I would like to make a special appeal to my supporters not to gloat or humiliate the opposition. Victory is enough reward for your efforts.
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) February 27, 2019
With his victory, Buhari will remain Nigeria’s number one citizen for another four years.
The president, who competed on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled a total of 15,191,847 million votes to beat Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who secured 11,262,978 million votes.
Atiku has described the election as sham, vowing to challenge it in court.