The All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, has been declared the winner of Nigeria’s hotly-contested president-elect on Wednesday.
Tinubu was declared the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission after days of controversies during the collation of results across the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory.
INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, announced Tinubu as the winner at the International Collation Centre in Abuja during.
The 70-year-old polled 8,794,726 votes to win the 2023 presidential election ahead of his counterparts in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, and the third force, Labour Party’s Peter Obi who defeated Tinubu in his stronghold, Lagos.
Although the three-horse race ended with the three candidates winning 12 states apiece, Atiku and Obi fell behind Tinubu by polling 6,984,520 and 6,101,533 votes to come second and third, respectively.
Meanwhile, Rabiu Kwankwaso of the NNPP came fourth with 1,496,687 votes after pulling a surprise on all candidates to win Kano State.