President Buhari being shown the result by INEC by his aide popularly called Tunde Idiagbon

President Muhammadu Buhari was on Wednesday declared winner of Saturday’s presidential elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The Returning Officer for the 2019 presidential elections, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made the declaration at 4.37am.

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Incumbent President Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 15,191,847 votes to defeat the country’s former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who had 11,262,978 votes.

Making the declaration, Yakubu said: “That Muhammadu Buhari, having scored the highest number of votes and satisfied the provision of the electoral act is hereby declared the winner of the presidential election.’’

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He announced that certificate of return will be issued to the President-elect and Vice President-elect by 2 pm on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party has refused to concede defeat in the election, emphatically won by President Muhammadu Buhari.