BREAKING: INEC declares Buhari winner of 2019 Presidential Election
President Muhammadu Buhari has won his re-election bid as he polled 15, 191, 847 votes to defeat his closest rival, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party in the presidential poll conducted on February 23.
The national chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmood Yakubu, made the announcement in the early hours of Wednesday.
The 76-year-old defeated his main rival, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, by polling 15,197,076 votes in the election held on Saturday, 23 February 2019. Atiku polled 11,256,945 votes to lose with 3,940,131 votes.
The states Buhari won are Bauchi, Borno, Ekiti, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Osun, Sokoto, Yobe and Zamfara.
Atiku won in Abia, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bayelsa, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu, Imo, Ondo, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, Taraba and the FCT.