#NigeriaDecide2019: President Muhammadu Buhari has emerged winner of the Presidential election

The #NigeriaDecide2019 has come to an official conclusion, with the incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari, reelected to power. 

President Muhammadu Buhari has won the 2019 presidential election with a total number of 15,191,847 votes to defeat his closest challenger, the former vice president, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Mr Abubakar, who served as vice president between 1999 and 2007, had 11,262,978 votes to finish as runner-up.

Mahmood Yakubu, the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), declared Mr Buhari the winner of the election and returned him as duly elected.

“I, Professor Mahmood Yakubu hereby certify that I was the returning officer for the election held on the 23rd of February, 2019.

“That Muhammadu Buhari having satisfied the requirements of the law, having scored the highest number of votes is hereby returned elected.”

President Muhammadu Buhari on the other hand has reacted to his victory at the just concluded presidential election.

He said he was humbled by the support of the electorate who came out to vote for him during the poll which held on Saturday last week.

The President addressed supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday at the presidential campaign secretariat in Abuja.

He thanked Nigerians for giving him another opportunity to continue serving the nation and promised to do his best to take the nation to the next level of development.

The President-elect and winner of the just concluded presidential election, Mr. Muhammadu Buhari, will get his ‘Certificate of Return’ by 2pm on Wednesday, February 27. *

This was the disposition of the INEC Chairman, Professor Yakubu Mahmood after declaring the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as President-elect, following final collation of results in the early hours of Wednesday.

“Ladies and gentlemen, in fulfillment of the electoral act which says that a certificate of return shall be issued not less than seven days to the declaration of the winner, I hereby announce that the certificate of return will be issued to the President-elect and Vice President-elect at 2pm today in this very hall,” Prof Mahmood declared.

Below are the summarize result of the the presidential election :

Registered voters: 82,344,107

Accredited voters: 29,364,209

Valid votes: 27,324,583

Rejected votes: 1,289,607

Total votes cast: 28,614,190

A – 19,209

AA – 14,280

AAC – 33,953

AAP – 8,902

ABP – 4,523

ACD – 11,325

ACPN – 7,223

ADC – 97,874

ADP – 54,930

AGA – 4,689

AGAP – 3,071

ANDP – 3,104

ANN – 16,779

ANP – 3,586

ANRP – 4,340

APA – 36,866

*APC – 15,191,847*

APDA – 26,558

APGA – 66,851

APM – 26,039

APP – 3,585

ASD – 2146

AUN – 1,092

BNPP – 1,649

CAP – 1,111

CC – 2,391

CNP – 1,874

DA – 2,769

DPC – 5,242

DPP – 14,483

FRESH – 4,554

FJP – 4,174

GDPN – 41,852

GPN – 4,924

HDP – 1,663

ID – 1,845

JMPP – 1,853

KP – 1,911

LM – 1438

LP – 5,074

MAJA – 2651

MMN – 14,540

MPN – 2,752

NAC – 2,279

NCMP – 1,378

NCP – 3,799

NDCP – 1,192

NDLP – 1,588

NEPP – 1,524

NFD – 4,096

NIP – 2,248

NNPP – 6,111

NPC – 10,081

NRM – 6,229

NUP – 5,323

PCP – 110,196

*PDP – 11, 262,978*

PPA – 21,822

PPC – 8,979

PPN – 4,622

PT – 2,613

RAP – 2,972

RBNP – 1,792

RP – 2,388

SDP – 34,746

SNC – 28,680

SNP – 3,941

UDP – 3,170

UP – 1,561

UPN – 1,631

WTPN – 732

YES – 2394

YPP – 21,886

In the just concluded election, Buhari won in 19 states – including the two most populous, Lagos and Kano – while Abubakar was victorious in 17.

Bashir Ahmad, one of Buhari’s adviser’s, posted on Twitter a picture of the president laughing and with the slogan “BuhariHasWon”.

A message posted on Buhari’s Twitter feed late on Tuesday showed him smiling and surrounded by applauding staff at his campaign office.

“I met the very hardworking members of our team, many of them young people, and was briefed on the performance of our party so far in the Presidential Elections. I am very proud of what has been accomplished,” he said on Twitter.

But the opposition People’s Democratic party (PDP) rejected the result and threatened to take legal action, saying that the ruling All Progressives’ Congress had manipulated the vote.

“I’m not aware of any meeting of the PDP legal team, but I know there are concerns laid to the INEC [electoral commission] chairman , based on promises he made to Nigerians on the conduct of the elections,” Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, said. “When he addresses those concerns, then we will know what to do.”

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