The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as the president-elect. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who has served two terms former Lagos State governor, was declared the president-elect after he polled 8,794,726 votes to achieve victory in the 2023 presidential election.
The INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, declared Tinubu as the election winner and the president elect at the International Collation Centre in Abuja during the early hours of Wednesday.
The February 25th General Election contested among 18 presidential candidates which was held across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja was collated at state INEC collation level, then the election results were presented by state collation officers for the presidential election (SCOPs) before the INEC chairman at the National Collation Centre in Abuja which led to the announcement of the election winner and the declaration of the president elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu of APC.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Bola Ahmed Tinubu polled 8,794,726 votes to defeat his fellow contesters, Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 6,984,520 votes, Peter Obi of the Labour Party who had 6,101,533 votes and the top fourth candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) Rabiu Kwankwaso with 1,496,687 votes.