2019 Elections: Muhammadu Buhari wins second term as President of Nigeria

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.

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.

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