Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been declared winner of Nigeria’s most presidential elections.
Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, made the announcement on Wednesday at the National Collation Centre in Abuja.
“That Tinubu Bola Ahmed of the APC, having satisfied the requirement of the law, is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected,” Professor Yakubu declared in an announcement watched by an eager nation and many across the world.
Bola Tinubu came out tops in 12 of Nigeria’s 36 states, and secured significant numbers in several other states to claim the highest number of votes — 8,794,726.
Atiku Abubakar, candidate of PDP got 6,984,520 votes, while the candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi got 6,101,533 votes.