INEC declares Bola Tinubu winner of Nigeria’s presidential election

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared All Progressives Congress’ Bola Tinubu as the winner of the presidential election held last Saturday. Schools News & Updates Website

Tinubu defeated 17 other candidates who took part in the election. He scored a total of 8,794,726 votes, the highest of all the candidates, thus meeting the first constitutional requirement to be declared the winner.

He also scored over 25 per cent of the votes cast in 30 states, more than the 24 states constitutionally required.

Atiku Abubakar of the PDP came second in the election after polling 6,984,520 votes in the election.

Peter Obi of the Labour Party came third in the election with a total of 6,101,533 votes while Rabiu Kwankwaso of the NNPP came fourth with 1,496,687 votes. Schools News & Updates Website

Tinubu, Atiku and Obi won in 12 states while Mr Kwankwaso won only in Kano.

Mahmood Yakubu who made the announcement said a Certificate of Return for the President and Vice President will be presented by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, at the National Collation Centre.

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