The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has declared the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election.
INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu made the declaration on Wednesday morning at the INEC Collation center in Abuja.
Yakubu added that Buhari and the incumbent vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, will be presented their certificates of return at 2 pm later today.
This is after the official announcement of results from 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Buhari has 15,191,847 votes, compared to the 11,262,978 votes recorded by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
A total of 73 presidential candidates participated in the election which held on Saturday.