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Buhari’s Hometown Celebrates

April 2, 2015

 

An old man joins in the celebrations in Muhammadu #Buhari's hometown of #Daura following his historic win in #Nigeria’s elections.
We got up at the crack of dawn and drove to Daura to see how this small town in Northern Nigeria was marking the momentous developments the night before, when it’s favourite son won the country’s election.
As we left our hotel, the staff were saying “happy new year” to each other and on the way there were often scenes of celebration.
About half an hour outside the town we came across a gathering of 50 people, partying and carrying a coffin with the word’s “Jonathan’s corpse” written on the side, a reference to the defeat of #GoodluckJonathan.
Once we got to the town people were partying in the street and people were spinning their motorbikes. One local man told us they had been celebrating all night. As the day wore on the celebrations grew, until the entire main road was one big party.
Here’s our report on the festivities, http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-32153477, reported by Abdullahi Kaura Abubakar, produced by Charlotte Attwood and shot by me. #NigeriaDecides #Blog

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