The Incumbent President of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari was in the early hours of Wednesday declared winner of the just concluded Nigerian elections.

The Nigeria electoral body ,Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman Mahmood Yakubu declared this at about 3am Nigerian time.

The 76-year-old Buhari won about 56% percent of the total votes cast while the main opposition Atiku Abubakar Shared the remaining spoils with candidates from
other parties.

The candidate of the ALL PROGRESSIVE CONGRESS (APC) and incumbent Nigerian president Buhari amassed a whopping 15.2 million votes while his main rival, Atiku of the PEOPLES DEMOCRATIC PARTY (PDP) scored 11.3 million votes representing about 41% of the votes cast.

The Winner has gone to say a big thank you to all those who voted him in and to God who has given him another opportunity to lead his people. He and his vice Professor Osinbajo have been presented with their certificates of return.

The elections which were marred by various irregularities and violence was held on Saturday 23rd February but the results were only fully compiled today.

The state of the elections wasn’t welcomed by many of the Nigerian citizens and a cross section of the international community as they have said various things negatively about the electoral process.

Atiku Abubakar who came out 2nd best has come out to say that he and his party would not accept the results and would further challange it, at the courts of law.

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