The Nigeria 2023 Presidential election results have been announced, and INEC declares Tinubu winner on Wednesday 1st March 2023. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the winner of the just concluded 2023 presidential election.
Nigeria 2023 Presidential Election Results
Tinubu was the former Lagos State Governor and the All Progressive Congress (APC) candidate. He polled a total of 8,794,725 votes to defeat fellow aspirants – Atiku Abubakar of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 6,984,520 votes, Labour Party’s Peter Obi had 6,101,533 votes to come third and candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) Rabiu Kwankwaso with 1,496,687 votes.
The Nigeria 2023 presidential election results show that the three leading presidential candidates of APC, PDP and LP won in 12 states each while the candidate of NNPP won only in Kano State. Atiku was the closest challenger to Tinubu with up to 1,800,00 million votes difference.
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The Nigeria 2023 presidential election results were announced by the INEC Chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu in the early hours of Wednesday at the International Conference Centre in Abuja where the collation of results was conducted.
The total number of candidates that contested for the presidential election held on Saturday 25th February across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory Abuja was 18 candidates.
The election process was postponed till Sunday in some polling units in different states due to theft of BVAS, violence, logistical problems, and other issues.
The results were first collated at the state INEC collation centres, and then each state election results were presented by state collation officers for the presidential election (SCOPs) before the INEC chairman at the National Collation Centre.
The APC candidate polled 8,794,726 votes to defeat fellow contenders – Atiku Abubakar of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 6,984,520 votes, Labour Party’s Peter Obi had 6,101,533 votes to come third and candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) Rabiu Kwankwaso with 1,496,687 votes.
Of the 36 states and FCT, Tinubu, Obi, and Atiku won 12 states each while Kwankwaso won only Kano State.
The 12 states won by Tinubu are Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Kwara, Benue, Rivers, Borno, Zamfara, Jigawa, Ondo, Kogi and Niger State.
Atiku of the PDP won Taraba, Osun, Akwa Ibom, Adamawa, Kaduna, Sokoto, Yobe, Bayelsa, Kebbi, Bauchi, Gombe and Katsina.
Obi won the following states; Ebonyi, Enugu, Imo, Anambra, Abia, Delta, Edo, FCT, Plateau, Nasarawa, Lagos and Cross River.