Tinubu wins Nigeria’s presidential election

Nigeria’s electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Thursday announced Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu, candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner of the 2023 presidential poll.

Tinubu defeated his closest rival, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who is candidate of the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), by over a million votes.

Abubakar scored 6, 984, 520 votes while the Labour Party flag bearer, Peter Obi scored 6,111, 533 votes.

Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) got 1,496, 687 votes.

The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, who announced the results of the election, said the total number of registered voters was 93, 469, 008 while the figure for the accredited voters was 25, 486, 616.

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