INEC announced Tinubu as the president of Nigeria

The All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Bola Tinubu has been proclaimed the victor of the presidential election.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, declared the results early on Wednesday.

Yakubu said that Tinubu received 8,794,726 votes in total.

With 6,984,520 votes, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came in second, followed by Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) with 6,101,533 votes.

“I now perform my responsibility as chief returning officer of the federation,” the INEC chair said.

“I, professor Mahmood Yakubu, hereby certify that I am the returning officer for the 2023 general election. The election was contested.

“That Tinubu Bola Ahmed of the APC, having certified the requirements of the law, is hereby declared the winner and is returned.”

The certificate of return will be given to Tinubu at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, according to Yakubu.

Below is a complete breakdown of the outcome.

APGA – 61,966

AAC – 14,608

ADC – 81,919

A – 61,014

ADP – 43,924

APC – 8,794,726

APGA – 61,966

APM – 25,961

APP – 12,839

BP – 16,156

LP – 6,101,533

NNPP – 1,496,687

NRM – 24,869

PDP – 6,984,520

PRP – 72,144

SDP – 80,267

YPP – 60,600

ZLP – 77,665

AA – 14,542


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