Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria’s president-elect, has been issued a Certificate of Return by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.
The chairman of INEC, Attahiru Jega, handed the certificate to Mr. Buhari, and the vice president-elect, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday.
Mr. Buhari defeated President Goodluck Jonathan in the presidential election held Saturday.
Speaking after receiving the certificate, Mr. Buhari said “Change has finally come” to Nigeria.
He said Nigeria’s “long night has passed”.