President Muhammadu Buhari has been declared winner of the Saturday February 23rd presidential elections by INEC.
Buhari: INEC Declares Sai Baba Winner Of 2019 Presidential Election
Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, chairman, Mahmood Yakubu made the announcement declaring Sai Baba the winner in the wee hours of February 27.
“That Muhammadu Buhari of the APC having satisfied and scored the highest number of votes is hereby declared winner and return elected,” Yakubu said declaring Muhammadu Buhari the winner of the 2019 presidential election.
The president polled 15,191,847 votes from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the 36 states in the country to defeat his main Challenger Atiku Abubakar who got 11,262,978 votes.
While the announcement of results was still in progress, the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party, called for a halt and rejected results earlier declared. However, their call was not heeded by the electoral body.