Buhari Wins Nigeria’s 2019 Presidential Election
Muhammadu Buhari has won Nigeria’s 2019 Presidential election, as he polled 15,191,847 votes, to beat his closest challenger and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 11,262,978 votes.
Buhari won the 2019 Presidential election, as all the result of all 36 states and Abuja have been declared at the INEC collation centre in Abuja. Though he is yet to be declared president-elect as the collation process is still on, however the PDP has already rejected the results saying they were manipulated.
Elections were however not held or cancelled in several polling units across Nigeria including Akwa Ibom and Nasarawa states, and it was learnt that elections were not held in six local government areas in Rivers State which have over 900,000 registered voters.
Atiku also had 25 per cent of the total votes cast in over 24 states but lost the poll when the simple majority rule condition is applied.
While President Buhari won in 19 states, Atiku won in 17 states and the FCT. The states Buhari won are Bauchi, Borno, Ekiti, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Niger, Ogun, Osun, Sokoto, Yobe and Zamfara.
Atiku won in Abia, Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Anambra, Bayelsa, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu, Imo, Ondo, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, Taraba and the FCT.
Speaking on the cancellation of voting in several polling units, INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, said the commission will go on a “short interlude” to review the various reports from states before deciding whether or not to declare a winner in the election.