BREAKING: INEC chairman declares Buhari winner of

BREAKING: INEC chairman declares Buhari winner of


INEC chairman Prof. Yakub has declared president Muhammadu Buhari winner of the 2019 presidential election having certified the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes in the election.

At the end of collation on Wednesday morning, President Buhari crossed the 15 million mark in votes scored in 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

He polled 15,191,847 votes, winning in 19 of the states.

His main challenger Atiku Abubakar got a total of 11,262,978 and won 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

According to the constitution, a presidential candidate must have nothing less than 25 per cent of votes cast in at least two-thirds or 24 states of the federation. The candidate should also have majority votes in the election.

After the figure was released by INEC at the national collation centre in Abuja on Wednesday morning, the incumbent President has more than 25 per cent of the election in over 24 states.

He also defeated his closest rival with 3,928,869 votes