DAILY FILE – President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won re-election after national vote tallies by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Buhari was officially declared President-Elect by INEC in the early hours of Wednesday.
From collated results of the 36 states of the federation plus the FCT, the president secured a total of 15,191,847 votes across the country, while also meeting the mandatory constitutional requirement of scoring at 25% of votes cast in at least two-thirds of the states of the federation.
Buhari’s closest rival, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, scored 11,262,978 votes, while also meeting the mandatory constitutional minimum of at least 25% in two-thirds of the states.
While Buhari won a total of 19 states, Abubakar won 17 states plus the FCT.
Certificate of return for the president-elect would be presented to Buhari by 2pm on Wednesday.
By his victory, President Buhari is set for another 4-year term lapsing in 2023.
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