The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) identified as Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has officially declared Muhammadu Buhari, Presidential candidate of APC, as winner of the 2019 presidential election that held on February 23rd, 2019.
President Buhari, Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), emerged victorious after pulling a total vote of 15,191,847 (56%), winning in 19 of the states while his rival of PDP, Atiku Abubakar received 11,262,978 (41%) of votes and won 17 states and Abuja.
President Buhari also satisfied the constitutional requirement of making 25 per cent in 34 states and the FCT inclusive.
Four years ago, Buhari scored 15, 424,921 votes to beat the PDP incumbent Goodluck Jonathan who scored 12,853,162 votes, meaning he did better than Atiku Abubakar.
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Meanwhile, Atiku Abubakar’s People’s Democratic Party has rejected the results and called for fresh elections in some parts of the country where they allege over-voting and other irregularities were recorded.
PDP said in a statement that:
“We demand the immediate and outright cancellation of presidential election results in Yobe, Zamfara, Nasarawa and Borno states as submitted by INEC presiding officers and ask for the conduct of fresh elections in these states,”
INEC chairman made this statement:
That Muhammadu Buhari of the APC, having satisfied the requirement of the law and scored the highest number of votes is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected.
See the full results below…