Hundreds of jubilant youths took to the streets of Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, to celebrate the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in the Feb. 23 presidential election.

The youths on Wednesday defied the prevailing curfew in the metropolis and trooped to the streets, beating drums and singing party solidarity songs to celebrate the victory of Buhari in the election.

They said they keenly watched the announcement of the presidential election result by the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, saying that as soon as the result was announced at 4.37am on Wednesday, they became fulfilled.

The INEC boss declared Buhari re-elected, having polled 15,191,847 votes, winning in 19 states, to defeat other 72 candidates, including Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP who scored 11,255,978 votes and won 17 states and the FCT.

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