Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been declared the winner of the 2023 presidential elections.
Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), announced the results around 4a.m Wednesday morning.
He defeated his closest rivals, Labour Party’s Peter Obi, People’s Democratic Party’s Atiku Abubakar, and New Nigeria’s People’s Party’s Rabi’u Kwankwaso, to become the 6th democratically elected president of Nigeria.
He won majority of the vote with 8,794,726 votes. Atiku polled 6,984,290 votes to place second, while the Labour Party candidate, Peter Obi, came third with 6,093,962 votes.
According to INEC Chairman ,Professor Mahmood Yakubu, the Commission would issue certificate of returns to the President and Vice President Elect by 3pm on Wednesday at the International Conference Center, Abuja.
Tinubu is a well-known politician in Nigeria and a former governor of Lagos State. He is also the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), which is one of Nigeria’s biggest political parties.
His contributions to the development of Lagos State, particularly in the areas of infrastructure and economic growth, are well-known.
During Tinubu’s presidency, economic development and infrastructure projects, as well as the fight against corruption and insecurity in Nigeria, would likely be given top priority. He may also work to increase employment opportunities and raise living standards in Nigeria.
The political, economic, and social climate of Nigeria during Tinubu’s presidency would have a significant impact on his administration, as would Tinubu’s own personal values and beliefs.
His ability to fulfil campaign pledges and solve Nigeria’s problems would determine how effective his presidency would be.
Writing by Saadatu Albashir