President-Elect Buhari Tells Nigerians Not To Expect 'Miracles'

April 4, 2015 11:59 AM

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This is WEEKEND EDITION from NPR News. I'm Linda Wertheimer. Nigeria defied predictions of widespread election violence and for the first time has elected an opposition challenger. Former military leader Muhammadu Buhari will take power next month. But as NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton reports, no one is underestimating the many challenges ahead.

OFEIBEA QUIST-ARCTON, BYLINE: Outgoing president Goodluck Jonathan set the tone. He conceded early and called to congratulate Muhammadu Buhari before the election commission officially declared that Buhari had won the vote. That was a first for Nigeria, which many said averted possible post-election...

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