INEC finally announces  result, returns Buhari president-elect


…Nicholas beats Duke, Sowore, Moghalu, Durotoye, Ezekwesili

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has finally completed the collation of the results of the presidential election conducted last Saturday and declared President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the 2019.

This is the longest time it has taken to announce a presidential election result in the history of Nigeria’s electoral process. The election was also adjudged the most controversial as it was riddled with violence, ballot box snatching and other irregularities.

Buhari was declared winner having polled 15,191,847 votes, winning in 19 states, to defeat the main opposition candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 11, 255,978 votes and won 17 states and the FCT, to occupy the second position.

The Chief Returning Officer and INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu announcing the result at the national collation centre on Wednesday morning, said that Buhari was declared re-elected, haven met the constitutional requirements.

There were 71 other candidates in the presidential race who all together shared less than 2 million votes. Among them, Felix Nicholas of the Peoples Collation Party (PCP) scored 110,196 votes while Gbor Terwase (APGA) 66,851.

Yakubu said that the registered voters was 82,344, 107, accredited voters was 29,364,209, total votes cast was 28,614,190, total valid votes was 27,324,583 and rejected votes was 1,289,607.

“That Muhammadu Buhari having satisfied the requirement of the law and scored the highest votes is hereby declared the winner,” Yakubu said.

Yakubu also said that Felix Nicholas of the Peoples Collation Party (PCP) scored 110,196 votes, while Gbor Terwase (APGA) 66,851 votes.

In 2015, Buhari scored 15, 424,921 votes to beat the PDP incumbent Goodluck Jonathan who scored 12,853,162 votes.

The total number of registered voters in the country is 84,004,084, with 44,405,439 (52.86 per cent) as male, and 39,598,645 (47.14 per cent) as female, while the number of collected Permand Voter Cards (PVCs) nationwide was 72,775,502.

The 2019 presidential election was held at 119,973 polling units in 36 States of the federation and the FCT.

Ositelu Isaac Babatunde (A) 19,209
Abdulrashid Baba (AA) 14,380
Omoyele Sowore (AAC) 33,953
Chike Ukaegbu (AAP) 8,902
Shipi Godia (ABP) 4, 523
Nwokeafor Ndubuisi (ACD) 11,325
Ezekwesili Obiageli (ACPN) 7,223
Mailafia Obadiah (ADC) 9,874
Yabagi Yusuf (ADP) 54,930
Nwachukwu Nwabuikwu (AGA) 4,689
Chief Umenwa Godwin (AGAP) 3,071
Obaje Ameh (ANDP) 3,104
Durotoye Olufela (ANN)- 16,779
Shittu Asiwaju (ANP)- 3,586
Fasua Kolade (ANRP) 4,340
Ibrahim Hassan (APA) 36,866
Buhari Muhammadu (APC) 15,191,847
Shitu Kabir (APDA) 26,558
Gbor Terwase (APGA) 66,851
Yusuf Dantalle (APM) 26,039
Obinna lkeagwuonu (APP) 3,585
Dara John (ASD) 2,146
Angela Johnson (AUN) 1,092
David lze-lyamu (BNPP) 1,649
Ojinika Chizee (C4C) 2,391
Abah Elaigwu (CAP) 1,111
Etim lshie (CNP) 1,874
Ukonga Frank (DA) 2,769
Awosola Olusola (DPC)- 5,242
Osakwe Felix (DPP)- 14, 483
Onwubuya (JFP)- 4,174
Okotie Christopher (RESH)-4,554
Akhimien lsibor (GDPN)- 41,852
Eke Chukwuma (GPN)-4,924
Albert Ambrose (HDP)-1,663
Madu Edozie (ID) 1,845
Chukwu-Eguzolugo Chikendu (JMPP) 1,853
Fagbenro-Byron Adesina (KP) 1,911
Kriz David (LM) 1,438
Muhammed Zaki (LP) 5,074
Adesanya-Davies Olufunmilayo (MAJA)- 2,651
Bashayi Dansarki (MMN)- 14,540
Santuraki Hamisu (MPN) -2,752
Rabia Cengiz (NAC)- 2,279
Ademola Abidemi (NCMP)-1,378
Salisu Tanko (NCP) 3,799
Edosomwan Johnson (NDCP) 1,192
Akpau Robinson (NDLP)1,588
Ishaka Ofemile (NEPP) 1,524
Asukwo Archibong (NFD) 4,096
Atuejide Julian (NIP) 2,248
Ike Eke (NNPP) 6,111
Maina Kyari (NPC)10,081
Ibrahim Usman (NRM)6,229
Moses Ayibiowu (NUP) 5,323
Felix Nicolas (PCP) 110,196
Abubakar Atiku (PDP) 11,262,978
Ameh Peter (PPA) 21,822
Victor Okhai (PPC) 8,979
Major Hamza AI Mustafa (PPN) 4,622
Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim (PT) 2,613
Israel Davidson (RAP) 2,972
Osuala Kennedy (RNBP)-1,792
Nsehe Nseobong (RP) 2,388
Donald Duke (SDP) 34,746
Da-Silva Ayo (SNC) 28,680
Ahmed Buhari (SNP) 3,941
Balogun Ishola (UDP) 3,170
Mark Audu (UP) 1,561
lnwa Sakil (UPN) 1,631
Nwangwu Peter (WTPN) 732
Ali Soyode (YES) 2,394
Moghalu Kingsley (YPP) 21,886

Registered Voters was 82,344, 107,
Accredited voters 29,364,209
Total votes cast 28,614,190
Total valid votes 27,324,583
Rejected votes 1,289,607

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