President Muhammadu Buhari has been officially declared the winner of the 2019 elections.

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Professor Mahmood Yakubu announced this at about 5am this morning following the collation of results from the 36 states of the federation and FCT.
How Nigerians voted

  • Total number of registered voters amounted to 89.3 million
  • A total of 29.3 million voters were accredited.
  • 28.6 million votes were cast.
  • 27.3 million votes were valid
  • 1.2 million votes were rejected.
  • The All Progressives Congress (APC) got 15.1 million votes.
  • The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had 11.2 million votes.
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