|President Barack Obama|
President Barack Obama of the US has been re-elected for a second term, defeating his Republican challenger Mitt Romney. With the election results coming in from most states in US, America's first black president has secured the 270 votes in the Electoral College needed to win the election for the second time.
This victory brings an end a year-long campaign that brought about historic advert spending level, speeches and countless rallies as well as three most-watched debates.
Romney reciprocated by congratulating President Barack Obama, the man who he had campaigned against for more than a year. That is the spirit of a true statesman.
How many politicians in Nigeria have congratulated or can congratulate their opponent after losing out in an election? They should please imbibe the spirit of sportsmanship.
More pictures of President Barack Obama's victory
|President Obama hugging his Daughters|