INEC declares Tinubu winner of presidential election, Lawan congratulates Tinubu, Shettima over victory


INEC declares Tinubu winner of presidential election, Lawan congratulates Tinubu, Shettima over victory

Bola Tinubu, the APC presidential candidate, has been chosen as the new president by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

After the 70-year-old received 8,794,726 votes to win the 2023 presidential election, Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, was declared the new president-elect.

At the International Collation Centre in Abuja in the wee hours of Wednesday, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of INEC, declared Tinubu the winner.

Tinubu prevailed over other candidates, including Atiku Abubakar, the candidate for the People's Democratic Party; Peter Obi, the candidate for the Labour Party; and Rabiu Kwankwaso, the New Nigeria Peoples Party candidate.

Kwankwaso only claimed Kano State, while the three leading presidential candidates each won 12 states.

With not less than 1.8 million votes, Tinubu defeated his closest challenger, Atiku, a former vice president.

According to the PUNCH, Tinubu will be running for president for the first time in the 2023 election. After serving as governor of Lagos State for two terms in 2007, the former senator is credited with leading the coalition that overthrew the PDP in 2015 and has recently expanded his influence beyond the South-West region.

Other than Tinubu; Obi; Dumebi Kachikwu of the African Democratic Congress, in addition to Kwankwaso and Atiku, ran for the nation's oval office. People's Redemption Party's Kola Abiola; The Africa Action Congress' Omoyele Sowore The Social Democratic Party's Adewole Adebayo; Young Progressive Party's Malik Ado-Ibrahim; Accord Party Professor Christopher Imumulen; The All Progressives Grand Alliance's Prof. Peter Umeadi; and Allied Peoples Movement's Yusuf Mamman Dan Talle.

Action Alliance's Hamza Al-Mustapha is also on the list; Action Democratic Party's Sani Yusuf; The Action People's Party's Nnnadi Osita; Adenuga, Oluwafemi, Boot Party; National Rescue Movement, Osakwe Felix Johnson; and Zenith Labour Party member Nwanyanwu Daniel Daberechukwu.

Tinubu, in Borno, polled 252,282 votes across the 27 local government areas, according to a tally announced by electoral officials from the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. The state Collation Officer, Prof. Jude Rabo, declared Tinubu the winner.

Atiku and Obi were only able to get 7,205 and 190,921 votes, respectively, while Kwankwaso got 4,626 votes.

Tinubu received 231,591 votes from 23 LGAs in Rivers State, while the LP received 175,071 votes and the PDP received 88,468 votes.

However, the Labour Party's victory in the Federal Capital Territory stunned both Tinubu and his PDP rival.

Obi received 281,717 votes in Abuja, while the former Lagos governor and the former vice president received 90,902 and 74,149 votes, respectively. Kwankwaso received 4,517 votes as well.

However, Tinubu made up for his losses in Zamfara, Kwara, Kogi, Benue, and Kogi States, which are located in the northern and middle belts.

The APC won Benue with 310,468 votes, knocking out the LP (308,372), PDP (130,081), and NNPP (4,744) for second, third, and fourth place, respectively.

He received 298,396 votes in Zamfara State, while LP received 1,660; 4,044 votes for the NNPP and 193,978 for the PDP.

In Plateau, Obi triumphed over other candidates as anticipated, receiving 466,272 votes to APC's 307,195; PDP received 243,808 votes, while NNPP received 8,869 votes.

Ogun, Oyo, Ondo, Kwara, Ekiti, Kogi, Benue, Zamfara, and Jigawa are the states that Tinubu has won thus far. On the other hand, Atiku has won Bauchi, Yobe, Gombe, Kaduna, Kebbi, Bayelsa, Adamawa, and Akwa Ibom.

In contrast, Obi has won the FCT as well as the states of Lagos, Enugu, Cross River, Nasarawa, Imo, Anambra, Delta, and Plateau.

APC received 8,794,726 votes, PDP received 6,984,520 votes, LP received 6,101,533 votes, and NNPP received 1,496,687 votes in the final count.

The boss of INEC said, "Tinubu Bola Ahmed of the APC, having satisfied the requirements of the law is hereby declared the winner and returned elected," declaring Tinubu the winner.

Lawan commends Tinubu and Shettima for their victory.

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the President-elect, and Kashim Shettima, the Vice President-elect, have received congratulations from Ahmad Lawan, the President of the Senate.

Lawan said in a statement on Wednesday that the victory reaffirmed the public's confidence in the APC and its candidates.

"I congratulate the President-elect, His Excellency, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and the Vice President-elect, His Excellency, Kashim Shettima, on their resounding victory in the Presidential Election on Saturday." This is the statement that was included in the statement.

"This victory is very sweet and will be savored for a long time by our great party, the All Progressives Congress, our supporters throughout Nigeria, and lovers of democracy across the world because the Election was hard-fought on all sides."

He went on to say, "This victory confirms the confidence of the Nigerian people in our great party, the APC, and its candidates." However, it also presents a challenge for us to maintain Nigeria's progressive development following our party's agenda.

"Nigerians have expressed their support for that Agenda and the Renewed Hope Compact that you, our flag bearers, presented during the campaigns with their votes. We are confident that you will fulfill that Compact competently and faithfully due to your sterling track record in public service.

Lawan also gave the President, retired Major General Muhammadu Buhari, for guaranteeing a level playing field for each contestant and full respect for the Independent National Electoral Commission's independence.

In a similar vein, he expressed his gratitude to the lawmakers whose victories in the most recent election secured their seats in the 10th Assembly.

Additionally, he reassured the President-Elect of the Ninth Assembly's cooperation in their final days.

"I rejoice with my fellow senators-elect and Honourable members-elect of the House of Representatives over their victory at the polls," he declared.

"I wish to reassure the President-elect of the Ninth National Assembly's complete cooperation and support in the transition process until the end of our tenure on June 11, 2023."

"I am also confident that the incoming administration of President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinub will benefit from the same cooperation and support from the 10th Assembly to carry out its mandate to the Nigerian people."

He went on to say, "To my dear colleagues of the incoming 10th Assembly, they should please bear in mind that all eyes are now on them because Nigerians are looking forward to what they have in store for the country. They should please bear in mind that."

The nation-building tasks that lie ahead are immense. However, these tasks can be accomplished with perseverance and patriotic enthusiasm.

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