By Glam & Essence
Amidst all the protest over electoral malpractices and declaration of false results across the country by returning officers of The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC),it has declared the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, winner of the 2023 presidential election held last Saturday.
The declaration was made by INEC’s Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu early Wednesday, as he said Tinubu had met the conditions of the electoral act to emerge the winner.
According to INEC, Tinubu polled 8,794,726 votes to defeat Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),who scored 6,984,520 votes to come second, while Peter Obi of the Labour Party came third, with 6,101,533 votes.
Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) got 1,496,687 votes to come fourth.
INEc said the APC’s presidential candidate won in 12 States,namely Ogun, Ondo, Ekiti, Oyo, Kogi, Benue, Rivers, Kwara, Jigawa, Zamfara, Borno and Niger States, Atiku won 12 States,Osun, Kaduna, Gombe, Katsina, Sokoto, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Kebbi, Taraba, Adamawa and Yobe.
Peter Obi won in 11 States,Lagos, Imo, Anambra, Enugu, Abia, Ebonyi, Delta, Edo, Plateau, Cross River and Nasarawa States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT),while Kwankwaso won in one State.
This election saw a major upset with the loss of Lagos by Tinubu to Peter Obi for the first time since 1999.