2019 election: INEC declares Buhari winner as President of Nigeria
The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate and incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari has been declared the winner of the 2019 presidential election. He defeated the candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and other presidential candidates with over 15,191,847 votes, winning in 19 of the states.
Buhari polled 15,191,847 votes from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the 36 states in the country to defeat his main Challenger Atiku Abubakar who got 11,262,978 votes.
The Returning Officer for the 2019 presidential elections, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made the declaration at 4.37am.
The INEC chairmain said: “That Muhammadu Buhari, having scored the highest number of votes and satisfied the provision of the electoral act is hereby declared winner and return elected.’’
Yakubu said the total number of registered voters (as collated) are 82, 344, 107, while the total number of accredited voters are 29, 364, 209.
Mahmood says the total number of valid votes is 27, 324, 583, the total number of rejected votes is 1, 289, 607, and the total number of votes cast is 28, 614, 190.
The president Buhari goes in for a second term of four (4) years to end in 2023.
This result brings to an end the fierce contest for Nigeria’s highest office of President that culminated into last Saturday’s presidential election.