By Gift Olivia Samuel, The Sight News
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has declared Muhammadu Buhari of the All progressive Congress(APC) the winner of the 2019 Presidential Elections.
Buhari, who is the incumbent president, received a total of 15,191,847 votes to beat his greatest opposition, Atiku Abubakar of the All Progressive Congress(APC), who received a total of 11,262,978 votes.
Making the declaration in the early hours of Tuesday, the INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu said, “I Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, hereby certify that I am the Chief Returning Officer for the Presidential Election held on the 23rd February, 2019.
“That the election was contested and the candidates received the following Votes;
Total Number of Registered Voters: 82,344,107
Total Number of Accredited Voters: 29,364,209
Total Votes Cast: 28,614,190
Total Valid Votes: 27,324,583
Rejected Votes: 1,289,607
APC: 15,191,847 Winner
“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”. He ended.
With the re-election, Muhammadu Buhari is expected to rule the largest black nation for another four years.