Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, announced the former Lagos Governor’s victory, minutes past 4am on Wednesday at the National Collation Centre in Abuja, a hall packed full of journalists, party agents and observers.
That Tinubu Bola Ahmed of the APC, having satisfied the requirement of the law, is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected,” Professor Yakubu declared in an announcement watched by an eager nation and many across the world.
Tinubu, 70, came out tops in 12 of Nigeria’s 36 states, and secured significant numbers in several other states to claim the highest number of votes — 8,794,726, almost two million votes more than his closest rival — former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Abubakar, 76, who has now run for president six times, got 6,984,520 votes, while the candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, who, in less than a year, galvanised young voters in a manner some have described as unprecedented finished the race with 6,101,533.

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Obi, a former governor of Anambra State, won the polls in 11 states, including the home state of the APC candidate — Lagos. He also came out tops in the nation’s capital Abuja. Abubakar, like Tinubu, was victorious in 12 states.

Former Kano State Governor and candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso, finished fourth, claiming victory in his state — Kano. He secured 1,496,687 votes.

Professor Yakubu’s announcement, four days after the vote, brings to a climax a presidential election marred by controversy, violence and ballot box snatching in some states of the country on February 25 during the election.


Bola Tinubu won with 8,805,652


ATIKU-6,983,823


Obi-6,091,691

FULL PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION RESULT!

EKITI STATE
APC: 201,494
PDP: 89,554
LP: 11,397
NNPP: 264

OSUN STATE
PDP 354,366
APC 343,945
LP 23,283

OGUN STATE
APC 341,554
PDP 123,831
LP 85,829

KATSINA STATE
PDP 489,045
APC 482,283
LP 6,376

ONDO STATE
APC 369,924
PDP 115,463
LP 47,350

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OYO STATE
APC 449,884
PDP 182,977
LP 99,110

YOBE STATE
APC 151,459
PDP 198,567
LP 2,406

GOMBE STATE
APC 146,977
PDP 319,123
LP 26,160

ZAMFARA STATE
APC 298,396
PDP 193,978
LP 1,660

KWARA STATE
APC 263,572
PDP 136,909
LP 31,166

LAGOS STATE
APC 572,606
PDP 75,750
LP 582,454

KANO STATE
APC 517,341
PDP 131,716
NNPP 997,279

ABIA STATE
APC 8,914
PDP 22,676
LP 327,095

JIGAWA STATE
APC 421,390
PDP 386,587
LP 1,889
NNPP 98,234

ENUGU STATE
APC 4,772
PDP 15,749
LP 428,640

NASARAWA STATE
APC 172,922
PDP 147,093
LP 188,126

ADAMAWA STATE
APC 142,967
PDP 451,632
LP 103,287

AKWA IBOM STATE
APC 160,620
PDP 214,012
LP 132,683

NIGER STATE
APC 375,183
PDP 284,898
LP 80,452

PLATEAU STATE
APC 307,195
PDP 243,808
LP 466,272

EDO STATE
APC 144,471
PDP 89,585
LP 331,163

BENUE STATE
APC 310,468
PDP 130,081
LP 308,372

BAUCHI STATE
APC 316,694
PDP 426,607
NNPP 72,103
LP 27,373

KADUNA STATE
APC 399,293
LP 294,494
NNPP 92,969
PDP 554,360

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SOKOTO STATE
APC 285,444
PDP 288,679
LP 6,568
NNPP 1,300

CROSS RIVER STATE
APC 130,520
PDP 95,425
LP 179,917

BAYELSA STATE
APC 42,572
PDP 68,818
LP 49,975

KEBBI STATE
APC 248,088
PDP 285,175
LP 10,682

FCT
APC 90,902
PDP 74,914
LP 281,717

DELTA STATE
APC 90,183
PDP 161,600
LP 341,866

IMO STATE
APC 66,171
PDP 30,044
LP 352,904

TARABA STATE
APC 135,165
PDP 189,017
LP 146,315

ANAMBRA STATE
APC 5,111
PDP 9,036
LP 584,621


EBONYI STATE
APC 42,402
PDP 13,503
LP 259,738


KOGI STATE
APC 240,751
PDP 145,104
LP 56,217


RIVERS STATE
APC 231,585
PDP 88,468
LP 178,039


BORNO STATE*
APC 652,282
PDP 190,921
LP 7,205