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Election outcome reflects religious manoeuvres

The Nigerian Presidential election late last month was won by Bola Tinabu.

Chris Sugden, a Canon of Jos Diocese, Church of Nigeria

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An election campaigner in Nigeria

He was the ruling party candidate, a Muslim with a Muslim vice-president, who polled 8,794,726 votes; Atiku Abubakar secured 6,984,520 votes. Peter Obi, a Christian standing on an anti-corruption platform, offered the first major challenge to the two parties who have ruled Nigeria since the end of military rule in 1999: he received 6,101,533 votes.