Saturday, September 26THE LEGISLATURE

INEC Declares Buhari as Winner of Nigerian Presidential Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of Saturday 23, presidential election.

Buhari the candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC polled 15,191,847 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Atiku Abubakar of the PeoplesDemocratic Party who got 11,262,978 votes.

INEC Chairman Mahmood Yakubu declared Mr Buhari winner of the election and returned him
as duly elected.

“I, Professor Mahmood Yakubu hereby certify that I was the returning officer for the election held on the 23rd of February, 2019.

“That Muhammadu Buhari having satisfied the requirements of the law, having scored the highest number of votes is hereby returned elected.”

Buhari won in 19 states, securing the statutorily required 25 per cent of votes cast in more than 24 of the 36 states. He won in Kaduna, Jigawa,
Niger, Yobe, Gombe, Kogi, Nasarawa, Kwara, Osun, Ekiti, Bauchi, Lagos, Ogun, Kano, Katsina, Borno, Sokoto, Kebbi, and Zamfara states.

Mr Abubakar on the hand prevailed in 17 states and the FCT. The opposition candidate won
in Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu, Abia, Ondo, Adamawa, Taraba, Oyo, Edo, Benue, Imo, Plateau, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers, and the FCT.

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