Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has voted in the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
The former vice president and his wife were accredited at 10:01 and then voted a few minutes later in Jada, Adamawa State.
After voting, the PDP candidate said he is impressed with the turnout of voters.
On if he would accept the result if he is not the winner, Atiku said he is a ‘Democrat’ but went on to express optimism that he will emerge winner and that he awaited a successful transition.
“I am impressed with the turnout and I hope presiding officers will be able to cope with the turnout. “I look forward to a successful transition, I am a Democrat and would accept the result.
Mr Abubakar is a pro-business free marketeer whose main pledges have been to privatise giant state-run companies and float the embattled naira currency.
Nigerian elections have previously been characterised by voting along ethnic and religious lines.
But with President Buhari and Mr Abubakar both northern Muslims, that could split the northern vote, making southern states a key battleground.