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INEC declares Tinubu winner of presidential election

The All Progressives Congress candidate, Bola Tinubu, has been declared the winner of Saturday’s presidential election by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

After days of collation of results from across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Tinubu polled a total of 8,794, 726 votes, according to the Commission’s Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, who announced the final result at exactly 4.10 a.m. Wednesday, March 1.

His closest rival, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, scored 6, 984, 520 votes while Labour Party’s Peter Obi secured 6, 101, 533 votes to come third. Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), has 1,496,687 votes.

Mahmood said the Certificate of Returns for Tinubu and his running mate will be issued by 3pm today, March 1.


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