Wednesday, February 27, 2019 9.00AM / Ottoabasi Abasiekong for Proshare WebTV
The Independent National Electoral Commission early this morning declared President Muhammadu Buhari, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress Party as the winner of Nigeria’s 2019 Presidential elections.
In what can be described as a keenly contested election, President Muhammadu Buhari polled 15, 191, 947 votes to defeat his major rival Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party who polled 11,262,978.
President Buhari clinched 19 of the 36 States of the Federation which include; Kano, Katsina, Kwara, Kogi, Nasarawa, Borno, Osun, Ekiti, Gombe, Bauchi, Lagos, Sokoto, Ogun, Yobe, Kebbi, Niger, Zamfara, Jigawa, and Katsina.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on his part clinched Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Delta, Edo, Enugu, Abia, Anambra, Imo, Bayelsa, Oyo, Ondo, Benue, Adamawa, Taraba, Plateau, Ebonyi, Rivers and FCT.
Total Votes Cast was 28,614,190, while Total Valid votes was 27,324,583.
Rejected votes from the 2019 Presidential elections accumulated to 1,289,607.
In his victory speech President Muhammadu Buhari commended his supporters for their resilience and doggedness throughout the period.
President Buhari pledged to strengthen Nigeria’s unity and inclusiveness so that no section or group is left behind or left out.