INEC Set To Declare Buhari Nigeria's Third Re-elected President
President Muhammadu Buhari (image courtesy State House)

President Muhammadu Buhari has been declared the winner of Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election by the country’s electoral umpire, INEC.

Buhari, with a margin of 3,928,869, was declared winner of the February-23rd poll on Wednesday morning, February 27, by Professor Mahmood Yakubu, who is the National Chairman of INEC.

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The Nigerian leader, who vied for re-election on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), polled 15,191,847 votes to defeat Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The former vice president got 11,262,978 votes.

The electoral body confirmed Buhari as the winner after collating results from Nigeria’s 36 states and its capital for three days.

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By virtue of this feat, Buhari is the third Nigerian commander-in-chief to be re-elected after Olusegun Obasanjo and Shehu Shagari won reelections in 2003 and 1983 respectively.

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Info-graphics courtesy NAN

Final result table

STATE APC PDP
ABIA 85,058 219,698
ADAMAWA 378,078 410,266
AKWA IBOM 175,429 395,832
ANAMBRA 33,298 524,738
BAUCHI 798,428 209,313
BAYELSA 118,821 197,933
BENUE 347,668 356,817
BORNO 836,496 71,788
CROSS RIVER 117,302 295,737
DELTA 221,292 594,068
EBONYI 90,726 258,573
EDO 267,842 275,691
EKITI 219,231 154,032
ENUGU 54,423 355,553
FCT 152,224 259,997
GOMBE 402,961 138,484
IMO 140,463 334,923
JIGAWA 794,738 289,895
KADUNA 993,445 649,612
KANO 1,464,768 391,593
KATSINA 1,232,133 308,056
KEBBI 581,552 154,282
KOGI 285,894 218,207
KWARA 308,984 138,184
LAGOS 580,825 448,015
NASARAWA 289,903 283,847
NIGER 612,371 218,052
OGUN 281,762 194,655
ONDO 241,769 275,901
OSUN 347,634 337,377
OYO 365,229 366,690
PLATEAU 468,555 548,665
RIVERS 150,710 473971
SOKOTO 490,333 361,604
TARABA 324,906 374,743
YOBE 497,914 50,763
ZAMFARA 438,682 125,423
TOTAL 15,191,847 11,262,978