The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has declared Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressive Congress (APC) as the winner of the 2023 Presidential Election having scored the highest votes in the elections conducted on the 25th of February, 2023.
Tinubu the Presidential Candidate of the APC polled 8,794,726 votes, to defeat Atiku Abubakar who scored 6,984,520, Peter Obi of the Labour Party who scored 6,101533, and Rabiu Kwakwanso of the New Nigerian Peoples Party who polled 1,496,687.
The INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu who served as the Chief Returning officer said Tinubu of the APC having satisfied the requirements of the law, was declared the winner and returned elected.
He said the Commission would issue the Certificate of Return to the President elect at 3pm today, Wednesday.
Recall that The opposition parties led by former lawmaker Dino Melaye of the PDP had staged a walkout on Tuesday at the National Collation Centre, Abuja, alleging that the process of the election was characterized with irregularities, discrepancies in figures and compromised.
The opposition parties called for the cancellation of the presidential election and requested for a fresh poll, while they also demanded for resignation of the INEC Chairman.
Meanwhile, The President- Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has thanked Nigerians for electing him as the 16th President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, pledging his utmost commitment to ensure an “Era of renewed Hope”.
Delivering his Victory speech in Abuja after his declaration by the INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Tinubu said he understands Nigerian’s pains and yearnings for good governance, a functional economy and a safe nation which he is committed to.
The President-elect speaking on Youth development, reiterated his pledge to revamp the education system, provide education loans and a more creative economy.