Russian President Vladimir Putin and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari walk as they meet on the sidelines of the Russia-Africa Summit and Economic Forum in the Black sea resort of Sochi, Russia, October 23, 2019. Sergei Chirikov/Pool via REUTERS
ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria’s Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed an appeal by the main opposition candidate to overturn the result of February’s presidential election in which Muhammadu Buhari was returned to office.
Atiku Abubakar lodged his initial complaint with the country’s election tribunal, which ruled against him last month.
Buhari took 56% of the vote against 41% for Atiku, according to electoral commission data. A Buhari victory had been widely anticipated.
Writing by John Stonestreet; Editing by Hugh Lawson