Nigeria election raises hope of peaceful West African polls

April 13, 2015 2:41 PM

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Nigeria election raises hope of peaceful West African polls

DAKAR (Reuters) - Nigeria's relatively peaceful elections have set the bar high for a string of votes this year across West Africa, though tensions in Guinea remain a concern, the United Nations' top regional official said.

Last month Muhammadu Buhari ousted an incumbent president democratically for the first time in Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy and most populous country. The results of Nigeria’s governor elections also showed a swing toward Buhari’s party on Monday.

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