INEC declares Buhari winner of Nigeria’s 2019 Presidential elections

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President Muhammadu Buhari has been re-elected for another 4-year term according to the result of the presidential election as formally announced by the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu early Wednesday morning in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC, polled a total of 15,191,847 to defeat his closest rival and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, who polled 11,262,978.

Buhari, who was first elected in 2015, won the vote in 19 states while Abubakar won in 17 states and the FCT.

“I Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, hereby certify that I am the Chief Returning Officer for the Presidential Election held on the 23rd February 2019…

“That Muhammadu Buhari of the APC, having satisfied the requirement of the law and scored the highest number of votes is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected.”

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