National Public Radio features University of Wisconsin-Madison alumna and U.S. Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield on the closely-contested Nigerian presidential elections. NPR’s Audie Cornish speaks with Thomas-Greenfield about her experience as an election observer and what the outcome will mean for Nigeria going forward.
Thomas-Greenfield spoke optimistically saying, “All in all this has been a good process… And I think it is a great, great statement of Nigerians’ commitment to democracy. And we’re all waiting to see the results.”
Former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari beat incumbent Goodluck Jonathan to become the first opposition candidate to win a presidential election in Nigeria on April 1, 2015.
“Nigerians Await Results of Closely-Contested Election,” National Public Radio, 4/30/2015.