President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday was declared winner of the 2019 Presidential election by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Returning Officer for the 2019 presidential elections, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made the declaration at exadtly 4:37am.
He polled 15,191,847 votes to defeat his closest rival, former Vice President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the presidential poll conducted on February 23 who had 11,262,978 votes.
Buhari in a video posted by Bashir Ahmad, his personal assistant on new media, the president was seen seating calmly while the INEC chairman announced him the winner.
— Bashir Ahmad (@BashirAhmaad) February 27, 2019