The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Bola Tinubu, Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) President-elect for securing the highest valid votes in Saturday February 23rd 2023 presidential election.
He polled a total of 8,794,726 votes to defeat his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, Atiku Abubakar, who scored 6,984,520 votes, while Peter Obi of Labour Party, polled 6,101,533, and Rabiu Kwankwaso of New Nigerian Peoples Party trailed with 1,496,687.
The Commission said valid votes were 24,025940 and rejected votes were 939,278, while the total votes cast were 24,966218.
The Returning officer at the poll, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of the Commission, pronounced Tinubu President-elect in the early hours of on Wednesday at the National Collation Centre in Abuja,
Yakunu said Tinubu and the APC also satisfied the constitutional requirement and ordered that the certificate of return (CoR) would be issued to Tinubu and his running mate, Senator Kashim Shettima by 3pm on Wednesday.
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