By Blessing Enechojo Abu
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the winner of the 2023 presidential election.
The Chairman of INEC made the announcement at exactly 4:10 am on the 1st of March, 2023.
According to INEC, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress polled a total of 8,794,726 votes to defeat his closest rival and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) Atiku Abubakar, who polled 6,984,520 votes.
The Presidential candidate of the Labour Party polled a total of 6,101,533 votes to come third in the contest.
Rabiu Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP) came as a distant fourth with a total of 1,496,687 votes.
The INEC chairman declared: “I certify that I am the returning officer for the 2023 presidential election held on the 25th of February 2003.
“That Tinubu Bola Ahmed of the APC, having satisfied the requirements of the law is hereby declared the winner and returned elected. The Certificate of Return to the president-elect and Vice president-elect will take place here at 3 pm today”.
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