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Nigerians have re-elected President Muhammadu Buhari, as the announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission confirms. These results are consistent with independent civil society observations.
Moreover, important lessons are to be learned, in particular ahead of the State elections next week.
It is now the responsibility of all parties and candidates to strengthen democracy and unite the country.
The EU Election Observation Mission will stay beyond the State elections and produce a final report with recommendations.
The EU will continue to strengthen its partnership with Nigeria.