Breaking: INEC announces Bola Tinubu as winner ahead of Atiku, Peter Obi

  • The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, as the winner of the Saturday, February 25, presidential election.
  • The Chairman of the Commission, Mahmood Yakubu, who announced the final result at exactly 4.10 a.m. Wednesday, March 1, said after days of collation of results from across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, Tinubu polled a total of 8,794, 726 votes.
2023 Elections: Bola Tinubu Wins Rivers State

The presidential candidate of the All-Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has been announced as the winner of the 2023 general eletion.

The chairperson of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, declared the results in the wee hours of Wednesday.


Yakubu said Tinubu secured a total of 8,794,726 votes.

Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had the second-highest figure with 6,984,520 votes, while Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) was next with 6,101,533 votes.

“I now perform my responsibility as chief returning officer of the federation,” the INEC chair said.

“I, professor Mahmood Yakubu, hereby certify that I am the returning officer for the 2023 general election. The election was contested.

“That Tinubu Bola Ahmed of the APC, having certified the requirements of the law, is hereby declared the winner and is returned.”

Yakubu added that the issuance of the certificate of return to Tinubu will take place at 3pm on Wednesday.

See the full breakdown of the result below.

A – 61,014

AA – 14,542

AAC – 14,608

ADC – 81,919

ADP – 43,924

APC – 8,794,726

APGA – 61,966

APM – 25,961

APP – 12,839

BP – 16,156

LP – 6,101,533

NNPP – 1,496,687

NRM – 24,869

PDP – 6,984,520

PRP – 72,144

SDP – 80,267

YPP – 60,600

ZLP – 77,665

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