The All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, has been named the president-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, was named president-elect after receiving 8,794,726 votes in the 2023 presidential election.
Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of INEC, proclaimed Tinubu as the winner in the early hours of Wednesday at the International Collation Centre in Abuja.
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Tinubu defeated other candidates, including the Peoples Democratic Party’s Atiku Abubakar, the Labour Party’s Peter Obi, and the New Nigeria Peoples Party’s Rabiu Kwankwaso.
The three major presidential contenders each won 12 states, but Kwankwaso won just Kano.
Tinubu defeated Atiku, a former vice president and his closest rival, with 1.8 million votes.