President Muhammadu Buhari declared the winner of Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election by the country’s electoral umpire, INEC.

Buhari, who vied for re-election on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC), polled the highest number of votes after INEC completed its collation of results on Tuesday night, three days on the back of the election.

The Nigerian leader got 15,191,847 votes, while his nearest rival, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled 11,262,978 votes.

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And Buhari, with a margin of 3,928,869, emerge as the third Nigerian commander-in-chief to be re-elected after Olusegun Obasanjo and Shehu Shagari won reelections in 2003 and 1983 respectively.

After the collation of results from Nigeria’s 36 states and its capital, Mahmood Yakubu, who is the National Chairman of INEC, which is acronym for Independent National Electoral Commission, went on a short break and reconvened at 3.00am on Wednesday where he formerly declared President Buhari the winner of the February-23rd poll…

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