Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former army general Muhammadu Buhari speaks during a press conference in Kano, northern Nigeria, on January 21, 2015. Nigeria's main opposition candidate today rejected claims about hi ~ AMINU ABUBAKAR
Abuja - Muhammadu Buhari's campaign says President Goodluck Jonathan called to concede defeat, paving the way for a peaceful transfer of power in Africa's richest and most populous nation.
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An aide in Jonathan's offices says the president is preparing to make a speech.
Buhari's campaign office sent text messages to journalists saying Jonathan had called Buhari to say he will concede.
It comes as Buhari, a former military dictator, holds a commanding lead in elections that have dealt a crushing defeat to Jonathan, the country's leader for the past five years.
Celebrations have erupted all over Buhari's strongholds in the north but the streets of Abuja, the capital are deserted amid fears of violence from Jonathan's supporters in the south.