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Nigeria President Jonathan hailed as hero for conceding election defeat
Nigeria President Jonathan hailed as hero for conceding election defeat

In a historic breakthrough for Nigerian democracy, President Goodluck Jonathan conceded defeat Tuesday in a hard-fought presidential election, signaling that he will peacefully turn over power to his victorious rival, Muhammadu Buhari. Jonathan, 57, the first sitting leader to be defeated at the ballot box, was hailed as a hero by the opposition after he called Buhari, 72, to congratulate him on his victory late Tuesday afternoon, even before the final result was announced. “Nobody's ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian,” Jonathan said in a statement, the Associated Press reported. “I promised the country free and fair elections. I have kept my word.”...

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