INEC Declares APC’s Bola Tinubu Winner of Nigeria’s Presidential Election

The result was announced in the wee hours of Wednesday

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as the winner of the 2023 Nigerian Presidential Election.

The result was announced by INEC chairman Mahmood Yakubu, in the early hours of Wednesday in Abuja.

Tinubu scored a total of 8,794,726 votes, the highest of all candidates, meaning he met the first constitutional requirement to be declared the winner. Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) scored the second-highest votes with 6,984,520 while Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) had 6,101,533 votes.

Tinubu won the election in Rivers, Borno, Jigawa, Zamfara, Benue, Kogi, Kwara, Niger, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo, Oyo, and Ogun States.

Atiku won in Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, Kaduna, Gombe, Yobe, Bauchi, Adamawa, Taraba, Osun, Akwa Ibom, and Bayelsa States. Obi won in Edo, Cross River, Delta, Lagos, FCT, Plateau, Imo, Ebonyi, Nasarawa, Anambra, Abia, and Enugu States.

“…Tinubu Bola Ahmed of the APC having certified the requirements of the law, is hereby declared the winner and is returned’, said INEC chairman.

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