Bola Ahmed Tinubu Declared Winner Of The Presidential Elections
Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate for the All-Progressives Congress, has been declared the winner by the INEC.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate for the All-Progressives Congress, has been declared the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission. Tinubu was declared the new president-elect after receiving 8,794,726 votes to win the 2023 presidential election.
INEC Chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu declared Tinubu the winner at the International Collation Centre in Abuja in the wee hours of Wednesday.
Tinubu triumphed against rival candidates Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Obi of the Labour Party, and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party. The three front-runners for president each won 12 states, although Kwankwaso only won Kano State.
Abubakar, a former vice president and his closest rival, lost to Tinubu by a margin of no less than 1.8 million votes. With 6,984,290 votes, Abubakar finished in second place, and Peter Obi of the Labour Party took third with 6,093,962.