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Buhari beats Atiku to secure re-election as Nigeria president

Buhari beats Atiku to secure re-election as Nigeria president

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<p>Muhammadu Buhari has been re-elected president of Nigeria, results released by the elections body late into Tuesday showed.</p> <p>After final verified results by the Independent Electoral Commission, <span class="caps">INEC</span>’s returning officers from across the country, Buhari polled over 15 million votes as against contender Atiku’s 11 million plus.</p> <p>The difference in real figures was close to 4 million votes. The results were a close contest in the area of number of states won by the candidates. Nigeria has 36 states including the Federal Capital Territory, <span class="caps">FCT</span>.</p> <h2 style="font-size:16px;"> Final figures: </h2> <p>Buhari, <span class="caps">APC</span> = 15,191,847<br /> Atiku, <span class="caps">PDP</span> = 11,262,978<br /> Difference: 3,928,869</p> <p>According to electoral laws, the candidate with the most votes is declared winner as long as they have at least one-quarter of the vote in two-thirds of Nigeria’s 36 states and the capital. </p> <p>A run-off would have been necessitated but records also indicated that Buhari had surmounted the said threshold. He will be sworn in as president for a final term lasting from 2019 through to 2023.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"><p lang="ro" dir="ltr"><span class="caps">FINAL</span> <span class="caps">VERIFIED</span> <span class="caps">RESULTS</span>: 36 <span class="caps">STATES</span> <span class="caps">PLUS</span> <span class="caps">FEDERAL</span> <span class="caps">CAPITAL</span> <span class="caps">TERRITORY</span><br /> <br /> Buhari, <span class="caps">APC</span> = 15,191,847<br /> Atiku, <span class="caps">PDP</span> = 11,262,978<br /> Difference: 3,928,869<br /> <br /> <span class="caps">KEBBI</span><br /> <span class="caps">APC</span>: 581,552 <br /> <span class="caps">PDP</span>: 154,282<br /> <br /> <span class="caps">ZAMFARA</span><br /> <span class="caps">APC</span>: 438,682 <br /> <span class="caps">PDP</span>: 125,423<br /> <br /> <span class="caps">RIVERS</span><br /> <span class="caps">APC</span>: 150,710<br /> <span class="caps">PDP</span>: 473,971<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NigeriaDecides2019?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NigeriaDecides2019</a> <a href="https://t.co/taYJi5Hx7l">pic.twitter.com/taYJi5Hx7l</a></p>— africanews (@africanews) <a href="https://twitter.com/africanews/status/1100532745019756544?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">February 26, 2019</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <h2 style="font-size:16px;"> Who won where? </h2> <p>Buhari won in 19 states including: <ul> <li>Osun</li> <li>Ekiti</li> <li>Kwara</li> <li>Nasarawa</li> <li>Kogi</li> <li>Gombe</li> <li>Yobe</li> <li>Niger</li> <li>Jigawa</li> <li>Kaduna</li> <li>Bauchi</li> <li>Lagos</li> <li>Ogun</li> <li>Kano</li> <li>Katsina</li> <li>Borno</li> <li>Zamfara</li> <li>Kebbi</li> <li>Sokoto</li> </ul></p> <p>Atiku won 17 states plus the Federal Capital Territory (<span class="caps">FCT</span>): <ul> <li>Ondo</li> <li>Abia</li> <li>Enugu</li> <li>Ebonyi</li> <li>Adamawa (Atiku’s home state)</li> <li>Oyo</li> <li>Anambra</li> <li>Edo</li> <li>Plateau</li> <li>Benue</li> <li>Imo</li> <li>Taraba</li> <li>Akwa Ibom</li> <li>Cross River</li> <li>Rivers</li> <li>Delta</li> <li>Bayelsa</li> </ul></p>
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