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INEC Declares Buhari Winner of the Presidential Poll, Atiku Reacts

by Israel Akintunji

Four days after the General elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission has eventually revealed the winner of the much awaited 2019 presidential elections.

At the early hours of today, the chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu declared the incumbent, President Muhammadu Buhari winner of Saturday’s presidential election.

The runner up Atiku Abubakar, trailed with 11,262,978 votes.

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Yakubu announced that a certificate of return will be issued to Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the International Conference Center (ICC).

President Buhari won 19 out of 36 states, while Atiku won 17 states plus the FCT.

The Peoples Democratic Party has however rejected the result, claiming the election was marred with irregularities.

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