INEC declares Tinubu president-elect in Nigeria

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Bola Ahmed Tinubu

INEC declares Tinubu president-elect in Nigeria

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Saturday’s presidential election in Nigeria, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been declared president-elect in the country.

Tinubu defeated Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) and 14 other candidates.

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, announced the result at 4.10 am on Wednesday,  saying Tinubu got 8, 794,726 votes from the 24,025, 940 total valid votes cast.

He said Tinubu’s closest challenger, Atiku, polled 6,984, 520 votes, while LP’s Obi garnered 6,101,533; while Kwankwaso of the NNPP scored 1,496,687.

Yakubu said Tinubu is returned elected, having satisfied the requirements of the law,.

He said the certificate of return will be issued to the president-elect and the vice president elect, Kashim Shettima, by 3 pm today.

Tinubu prevailed over Atiku with over 1.8m votes, won majority of the votes cast in 12 states -Zamfara, Jigawa, Niger, Kwara, Oyo, Ekiti, Kogi, Benue, Ogun, Borno, Ondo, and Rivers states.

Atiku also won in 12 states even as LP’s Peter Obi led in 11 states and the FCT.

The states where Atiku won are Osun, Kebbi, Sokoto, Katsina, Kaduna, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Yobe, Gombe, Adamawa and Taraba.

Obi won in Abia, Lagos, Edo, Enugu, Anambra, Imo, Ebonyi, Cross River, Delta, Nasarawa, Plateau and FCT.

Kwankwaso got a dominant win in Kano State.


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