The incumbent President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, won his re-election with 15, 191, 847 votes, defeating his main opponent, a billionaire businessman, Atiku Abubakar, of the People’s Democratic Party.
The PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar polled 11,262,978 to lose the election the presidential poll conducted last Saturday, February 23.
The electoral commission chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, on Wednesday morning, formally declared Muhammadu Buhari, candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner and returned as President.
That Muhammadu Buhari of the APC, having satisfied the requirement of the law and scored the highest number of votes is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected. #NigeriaDecides2019Result pic.twitter.com/oz89PAz1QM
— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) February 27, 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari won in 19 states including Ekiti (219,231), Osun (347,634), Kwara (308,984), Nasarawa (289,903), Kogi (285,894), Gombe (402,961), Yobe (497,914), Niger (612,371), Jigawa (794,738), and Kaduna (993,445).
Other states include Bauchi (798,428), Lagos (580,825), Ogun (281,762), Kano (1,464,768), Katsina (1,232,133), Borno (836,496), Sokoto (490,333), Kebbi (581,552), and Zamfara (438,682).
With the figures, the incumbent President has more than 25% of the election votes in over 24 states as satisfied electoral laws.
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) February 27, 2019
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