By Our Correspondent
#TrackNigeria -The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has declared President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of Nigeria’s 2019 Presidential elections.
INEC Chairman,Professor Mahmood Yakubu made the declaration at the end of the collation process in the wee hours of Wednesday at the International Conference Centre in Abuja.He said Buhari scored the highest number of votes and satisfied the requirements of the law.
According to Professor Yakubu, the Presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari polled15,191,847 votes.
The main opposition candidate, Atiku Abubakar of Peoples Democratic Party,PDP scored 11,262,978 votes
Yakubu said the Certificate of Return will be issued to 2.00pm Wednesday.
Click below for the declaration as shared on INEC’s twitter handle:
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