The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the 2019 Presidential election.
Buhari polled 15,191,847 votes to defeat his main rival, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 11,262,978 votes. That is a difference of 3.9 million votes after the official announcement of results from the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
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. #NigeriaDecides2019Result pic.twitter.com/oz89PAz1QM
— INEC Nigeria (@inecnigeria) February 27, 2019
With this development, Buhari 76, will serve for another four years when his current tenure expires on May 29, 2019.
President Buhari and the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo, are expected to receive their Certificates of Return at 2 pm today (Wednesday).