The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, as the president-elect.
Tinubu, 70, polled 8,794,726 votes to win the 2023 presidential election, INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, said at the International Collation Centre in Abuja in the early hours of Wednesday.
The Peoples Democratic Party candidate, Atiku Abubakar got 6,984,520 votes; the Labour Party candidate, Peter Obi got 6,101,533 votes; and the New Nigeria Peoples Party candidate, Rabiu Kwankwaso got 1,496,687 votes to place second, third and fourth respectively.
Other candidates in the February 25 presidential election are Dumebi Dumebi Kachikwu of the African Democratic Congress; Kola Abiola, People’s Redemption Party; Omoyele Sowore, Africa Action Congress; Adewole Adebayo, Social Democratic Party; Malik Ado-Ibrahim, Young Progressive Party; Prof Christopher Imumulen, Accord Party; Prof Peter Umeadi, All Progressives Grand Alliance; and Yusuf Mamman Dan Talle, Allied Peoples Movement.
Hamza Al-Mustapha, Action Alliance; Sani Yusuf, Action Democratic Party; Nnnadi Osita, Action Peoples Party; Oluwafemi Adenuga, Boot Party; Osakwe Felix Johnson, National Rescue Movement; and Nwanyanwu Daniel Daberechukwu, Zenith Labour Party.
In Benue, the APC amassed 310,468 votes to relegate LP (308,372), PDP (130,081) and NNPP (4,740) to second, third and fourth places.n Zamfara State, he polled 298,396 votes against LP’s 1,660; NNPP’s 4,044 and the PDP’s 193,978 votes.As expected, Obi soared above other candidates in Plateau where he won by 466,272 votes compared to APC’s 307,195; PDP’s 243,808 while NNPP settled for 8,869 votes.
Declaring Tinubu as the winner, the INEC Chairman Prof Yakubu said, “That Tinubu Bola Ahmed of the APC, having satisfied the requirements of the law is hereby declared the winner and returned elected.”