The electoral commission, INEC, has declared Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the candidate of Nigeria’s ruling party, APC, as the winner of Saturday’s presidential election.
Asiwaju Tinubu defeated 17 other candidates who took part in the election. He scored a total of 8,794,726 votes, the highest of all the candidates, thus meeting the first constitutional requirement to be declared the winner.
He also scored over 25% of the votes cast in 30 states, more than the 24 states constitutionally required.
Mr Yakubu said a Certificate of Return for the President and Vice President will be presented by 3 p.m. on Wednesday at the National Collation Centre.