Nigerians Return President Buhari to Office

Nigerians Return President Buhari to Office

Nigerians Return President Buhari to Office

Osita Chidoka, a representative of the defeated People's Democratic Party candidate Atiku Abubakar, made the comments while speaking to reporters after Nigeria's electoral agency declared the incumbent Muhammadu Buhari the victor of the country's presidential election.

The final results was announced early Wednesday Morning by the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu. Challenger Atiku Abubakar received 11.2 million, or 41 percent.

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).

The president thanks Nigerians following the declaration by INEC.

Other states where he won are Imo (334,923), Plateau (548,665), Taraba (374,743), Cross River (295,737), Akwa-Ibom (395,832), Delta (594,068), Bayelsa (197,933) and Rivers (473,971).

With this victory, Buhari becomes the second president to secure two-term in office since 1999.

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, who eventually completed the botched term of Yar' Adua, won 2011 with a total vote of 22,495 187 (58.9 per cent), while Buhari, then a candidate of Congress for Progressive Change scored 12,214,853, just 32 per cent of the total votes.

This comes as Atiku rejected the results, blaming INEC for "inconsistencies" and colluding with the APC to deny the will of the people.

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