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Muhammadu Buhari
President Obasanjo
Was President Obasanjo's victory a legitimate one?

In a HARDtalk interview on January 21, Tim Sebastian speaks to the Nigerian Opposition leader, Muhammadu Buhari about his dissatisfaction with his country's election results.

Nine months after Olusegun Obasanjo's victory in Nigeria's elections, the main opposition party is still contesting the result.

The elections were marred by violence, ethnic tensions and accusations of rigging on all sides, but the result was accepted by international observers and President Obasanjo was sworn in.

General Muhammadu Buhari, the leader of the main opposition, is seeking to have the result nullified.

He is a former military leader who overthrew a government two decades ago and is accused of being particularly brutal during his rule.

Tim Sebastian asks him how good his credentials are.

HARDtalk can be seen on BBC World at 04:30 GMT, 11:30 GMT, 15:30 GMT, 19:30 GMT and 00:30 GMT

It can also be seen on BBC News 24 at 04:30 and 23:30


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