Major opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari has been declared winner of
Nigeria’s presidential election by 2.57 million votes,
according to official results announced in the early hours of Wednesday 1st of April.
The Independent National Electoral Commission said the 72-
year-old, from the All Progressives Congress (APC), won
15,424,921 votes or 53.95 percent of the 28,587,564 total
valid votes cast.
His nearest rival, President Goodluck Jonathan, 57, of the
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), won 12,853,162 (44.96
percent) at the election, which was held on Saturday and
INEC chairman Attahiru Jega said: “Muhammadu Buhari, of
the APC, having satisfied the requirement for the law and
scored the highest number of votes is hereby declared the
winner and is returned elected.”