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Nigeria's main opposition on Tuesday claimed victory in the country's tense general election as former military ruler Muhammadu Buhari pulled ahead of President Goodluck Jonathan in the vote count. With 32 out of 37 results in, Buhari's All Progressives Congress (APC) had won 19 states with Jonathan's Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on 12 plus the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja. "This is the first time the opposition has voted a government out of power in Nigeria's history," he added. They included the northeastern states hit hardest by the six-year Boko Haram insurgency.