This inauguration is seen around the world as evidence of Nigeria’s transition to democracy. The March elections marked the first time in Nigeria’s history that a sitting president was defeated at the polls.
‘The exercise was imperfect, beset by some technical glitches, pockets of violence and the inevitable political sabre-rattling. But its conduct has been extremely successful by African standards […] Nigerians have demonstrated their abiding faith in the electoral process and democratic choice.’
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