Nigeria's opposition leader wins two key states in the North


KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters) – Nigerian opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari won 1.1 million votes in the key northern swing state of Kaduna against 484,000 for President Goodluck Jonathan, final results showed on Monday,

Buhari, a northern Muslim, also won by a wide margin in the biggest northern battleground state of Kano, with 1.9 million votes to Jonathan’s 216,000, the final result showed.

Kano is a Buhari stronghold but was seen as one of the northern states where Jonathan had the best chance of making in-roads.

The latest vote count puts Buhari in the lead, see above tweet.