One of the first voters casts his ballots for presidential and parliamentary seats on Saturday, February 23, at the Unguwar Sarki polling station in Kaduna, Nigeria.
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In photos: Nigerians vote in a contentious election

Updated 8:32 PM ET, Sat February 23, 2019

One of the first voters casts his ballots for presidential and parliamentary seats on Saturday, February 23, at the Unguwar Sarki polling station in Kaduna, Nigeria.
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Nigerians went to the polls Saturday, February 23, to vote in presidential and parliamentary elections. President Muhammadu Buhari, 76, faces more than 70 rivals in a contest that was delayed a week. His main opponent is Atiku Abubakar, 72, a business tycoon and former Nigerian vice president.