Breaking: Buhari Declared Winner of 2019 Presidential Election, INEC. Video

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the Presidential election held in the country on Saturday 23 February, 2019.

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, said Buhari of All Progressive Congress, APC polled 15,191,847 votes to win his rival, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who polled 11,262,978 votes.

He also said, “that Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, having satisfied the law and scored the highest number of votes, is hereby declared winner and is returned elected.”

He added that the Certificate of Return would be issued to Buhari by 2.00pm on Wednesday.

In the results announced by Mahmood, Buhari defeated Atiku with a wide margin of 3,928,869 to ensure that he remains Nigeria’s President in the next four years.

Buhari’s victory came in 19 States where he won election, while Atiku won in 17 States and the Federal Capital Territory.

Buhari won in Ekiti, Osun, Kwara, Nasarawa, Kogi, Gombe, Yobe, Jigawa, Niger, Kaduna, Bauchi, Lagos, Ogun, Kano, Katsina, Borno, Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara.

Atiku won in FCT, Ondo, Abia, Enugu, Ebonyi, Anambra, Oyo, Edo, Benue, Imo, Plateau, Taraba, Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Bayelsa, Rivers and Adamawa.

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RESULTS

S/N

STATES

APC

PDP

1

EKITI

219,231

154,032

2

OSUN

347,634

337,377

3

FCT

152,224

259,997

4

NASARAWA

289,903

283,847

5

KWARA

308,984

138,184

6

KOGI

285,894

218,207

7

GOMBE

402,961

138,484

8

ONDO

241,769

275,901

9

ABIA

85,058

219,698

10

YOBE

497,914

50,763

11

ENUGU

54,423

355,553

12

EBONYI

90,726

258,573

13

NIGER

612,371

218,052

14

JIGAWA

794,738

289,895

15

KADUNA

993,445

649,612

16

ANAMBRA

33,298

524,738

17

OYO

365,229

366,690

18

ADAMAWA

378,078

410,266

19

BAUCHI

798,428

209,313

20

LAGOS

580,825

448,015

21

OGUN

281,762

194,655

22

EDO

267,842

275,691

23

BENUE

347,668

356,817

24

IMO

140,463

334,923

25

PLATEAU

468,555

548,665

26

KANO

1,464,768

391,593

27

KASTINA

1,232,133

308,056

28

TARABA

324,906

374,743

29

CROSS RIVER

117,302

295,737

30

AKWA IBOM

175,429

395,832

31

BORNO

836,496

71,788

32

DELTA

221,292

594,068

33

BAYELSA

118,821

197,933

34

SOKOTO

490,333

361,604

35

KEBBI

581,552

154,282

36

ZAMFARA

438,682

125,423

37

RIVERS

150,710

473,971

TOTAL

15,191,847

11,262,978

 

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