Nigeria’s ruling party on Tuesday began celebrating a re-election for Muhammadu Buhari as president, even before the final results were announced.
Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) began gathering at party headquarters in Abuja, where they sang “We’re popping champagne” before final declarations.
On Twitter, presidential aide Bashir Ahmad posted a photograph of Buhari with the caption: “President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (2015-2019 and 2019-2023) #NigeriaDecides.”
Other party workers invited colleagues to bars to mark the occasion.
Buhari, 76, has led since the first results were declared Monday, stretching his lead over his nearest challenger, Atiku Abubakar, to more than three million votes.