Nigerian Presidential Elections: INEC declares Tinubu winner of Presidential election

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has been proclaimed the winner of the 2023 nigerian presidential elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). According to INEC, Tinubu won in 12 states, garnering 8.79 million votes, more than a million more than the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nominee, Atiku Abubakar, who placed second.

However, Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) finished in fourth place with 1,496,687 votes in nigerian presidential elections.

“That Tinubu Bola Ahmed of the APC haven satisfied the requirements of the law and scoring the highest votes is hereby declared winner and elected,” the INEC boss said.

Yakubu also included the votes received by various political parties and their Presidential Aspirants:

Accord (A), Prof. Christopher Imumulen- 61,014

Action Alliance (AA) Almustapha Hamza-14,542

African Action Congress (AAC) Omoyele Sowore-14,608

African Democratic Congress (ADC) Dumebi Kachikwu-81,919

Action Democratic Party (ADP) Sani Yabagi -43,924

All Progressives Congress (APC) Sen. Bola Tinubu-8,794,726

All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Prof. Peter Umeadi -61,966

Allied Peoples Movement (APM), Princess ChiChi Ojei-25,961

Action Peoples Party (APP) Nnadi Charles Osita-12,839

Boot Party (BP), Adenuga Oluwafemi-16,156

Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi -6,101,533

New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso-1,496,687

National Rescue Movement (NRM) Osakwe Felix Johnson -24,869

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) , Atiku Abubakar-6,984,520

Peoples Redemption Party ( PRP), Kola Abiola-72,144

Social Democratic Party (SDP) Prince Adewole Adebayo-80,2067

Young Progressive Party (YPP) Prince Abdulmalik Ado-Ibrahim-60,600

Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) Nwanyanwu Daberechukwu-77,665

He gave the total number of registered voters in the country as 93,469,008, accredited voters as 25,286,616, valid votes as 24,025,940 and rejected votes as 939,278.

Tinubu was victorious in Ekiti, Ondo, Ogun, and Oyo (Southwest); Niger, Benue, Kogi, and Kwara (Northcentral); Zamfara and Jigawa (Northwest); Borno (Northeast); and Rivers (Northeast) (Southsouth).

He received 25% of all valid votes cast in 27 states, including the 12 states which he won outright.

The Federal Capital Territory, on the other hand, proved to be a game changer for the Labour Party, taking both Tinubu and his PDP opponent by surprise.

Obi’s popularity in Abuja earned him 281,717 votes while the former Lagos governor and the former VP split the remaining slots of 90,902 votes and 74,149 respectively. Kwankwaso received 4,517 votes as well.

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Tinubu pledges Nigerians, “I would be your servant”

On Wednesday, Nigeria’s president-elect, Bola Tinubu, pledged Nigerians that he would be the chief servant and serve the country with everything he had.

President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu

“I will serve you; be your servant and not your leader. I will work with you and make Nigeria a great country,” Tinubu said at the APC Presidential Campaign Council headquarters in Abuja shortly after he was declared the winner of the presidential poll.

“Finally, I thank the Nigerian people for their abiding belief in our democracy. I shall be a fair leader to all Nigerians. I will be in tune with your aspirations, charge up your energies and harness your talents to deliver a nation that we can be proud of,” Tinubu added.

How Tinubu came out on top in a close presidential campaign

Each of the three top presidential contenders won 12 states. Alongside the ultimate winner, other contenders include Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi of the Peoples Democratic Party and Labour party respectively.

Tinubu, Obi and Atiku

The following is a breakdown of the states won by the trio:

Tinubu

1) EKITI

APC 201,494
LP 11,397
PDP 89,554

2) OGUN

APC 341,558
LP 85,829
PDP 123,831

3) OYO

APC 449,884
LP 99,110
PDP 182,977

4) KWARA

APC 263,572
LP 31,141
PDP 136,909

5) ONDO

APC 369,924
LP 44,405
PDP 115,463

6) JIGAWA

APC 421,390
LP 1,889
PDP 386,587

7) BENUE

APC 31O,468
LP 308,372
PDP 130,081

8) NIGER

APC 375,183
LP 80,452
PDP 284,898

9) KOGI

APC 240,751
LP 56,217
PDP 145,104

10) ZAMFARA

APC 298,396
LP 1,660
PDP 193,978

11) RIVERS

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APC 231,591
LP 175,071
PDP 88,468

12) BORNO

APC 252,282
LP 7,205
PDP 190,921

Atiku Abubakar

1) OSUN

APC 343,945
LP 23,283
PDP 354,366

2) YOBE

APC 151,459
LP 2,406
PDP 196,567

3) KATSINA

APC 482,283
LP 6,376
PDP 489,045

4) ADAMAWA

APC 182,881
LP 105,648
PDP 417,611

5) TARABA

APC 135,165
LP 146,315
PDP 189,017

6) KADUNA

APC 399,293
LP 294,494
PDP 554,360Related News

7) BAYELSA

APC 42,572
LP 49,975
PDP 68,818

8) SOKOTO

APC 285,444
LP 6,568
PDP 288,679

9) Akwa/Ibom

APC 160,620
LP 132,683
PDP 214,012

10) BAUCHI

APC 316,694
LP 27,373
PDP 426,607

11) KEBBI

APC 248,088
LP 10,682
PDP 285,175

12) GOMBE

APC 146,977
LP 26,160
PDP 319,123

Peter Obi

1) Enugu: APC 4,772
LP 428,640
PDP 15,749

2) LAGOS APC 572,606
LP 584,454
PDP 75,750

3) NASARAWA

APC 172,922
LP 191,361
PDP 147,093

4) DELTA

APC 90,183
LP 314,866
PDP 161,600

5) IMO

APC 66,406
LP 360,495
PDP 30,234

6) Cross River

APC 130,520
LP 179,917
PDP 95,425

7) EBONYi

APC 42,402
LP 259,739
PDP 13,503

8) ANAMBRA

APC 5,111
LP 584,621
PDP 9,036

9) FCT

APC 90,902
LP 281,717
PDP 74,194

10) ABIA

APC 8,914
LP 327,095
PDP 22,676

11) EDO

APC 144,471
LP 331,163
PDP 89,585

12) PLATEAU

APC 307,195
LP 466,272
PDP 243,808

Kwankwaso

1) KANO

APC 517,341
LP 28,513
PDP 131,176

NNPP  997,279

SUB-TOTAL

APC 8,794,726

PDP 6,984,520
LP 6,101,533