Buhari wins 2019 presidential election


Buhari wins 2019 presidential election

All Progressives Congress’s Muhammadu Buhari has been re-elected as Nigeria’s president for another four-year term after facing down stiff competition from his closest challenger Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party.

Buhari was declared the winner of the election in Wednesday morning, more than three days after voting closed in most of the polling centres.

Abubakar, a former ally of President Buhari, led a motley pack of challengers, most of whom posed no serious obstacle to Buhari’s re-election.

Observers said killings, malpractices and attacks on electoral officials marred the elections which held a week after it was earlier scheduled.

In the final tally announced by the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, Buhari polled 15, 191, 847 votes while Abubakar, a former Nigerian vice president between 1999 and 2007, got 11, 262, 978 votes.

The bulk of Buhari’s numbers came from the North where he has a cult following.

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