President Muhammadu Buhari has won his re-election bid after defeating his main challenger, Atiku Abubakar, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to emerge victor of the 2019 Presidential election.
The electoral commission said in its official declaration before dawn that Buhari received 15.1 million votes, or 55 percent.
This means Buhari has satisfied the requirement of the law, which states that to be declared president, a candidate must have a majority of votes cast nationwide and at least 25 per cent of votes cast in two-thirds of the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
On his part, Atiku won in the FCT (259,997), Ondo (275,901), Abia (219,698), Enugu (355,553), Ebonyi (258,573), Anambra (524,738), Oyo (366,690), Adamawa (410,266), Edo (275,691), Benue (275,691).
Buhari defeated the main opposition party candidate Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president, to secure his second term.
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President Musa Yar'Adua, who won the presidential election in 2007, died in power in 2010, therefore could not contest in 2011.
This comes as Atiku rejected the results, blaming INEC for "inconsistencies" and colluding with the APC to deny the will of the people.
The APC had 15.2 million votes while the PDP had 11.3 million.
The PDP vice presidential candidate, Peter Obi has called for a fresh poll in the South East, alleging malfunctioning of card readers among other irregularities.