Why INEC Declared Buhari Winner of 2019 Presidential Election

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) winner of the 2019 presidential election that was held on Saturday Feb. 23 because, out of the 27,324,583 valid votes collated for the Presidential election, President Muhammadu Buhari got 15,191,847 votes.

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According to the results released by INEC, APC’s Muhammadu Buhari got 219,231 votes in the southwestern state of Ekiti, while PDP’s Atiku Abubakar, in all, President Buhari won 19 states, to defeat the other 72 candidates including Atiku Abubakar.

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“Muhammadu Buhari having satisfied the requirement of the law and scored the highest votes is hereby declared the winner,”

Top on the list was President Muhammadu Buhari with 15,191,847 votes as compared to Nwangwu Peter (WTPN) who that was last on the list with 732 votes

Below is a breakdown of the election results in ascending order according to the performances of the presidential candidates.

Buhari Muhammadu (APC) 15,191,847
Abubakar Atiku (PDP) 11,262,978
Felix Nicolas (PCP) 110,196
Gbor Terwase (APGA) 66,851
Yabagi Yusuf (ADP) 54,930
Akhimien lsibor (GDPN)- 41,852
Ibrahim Hassan (APA) 36,866
Donald Duke (SDP) 34,746
Omoyele Sowore (AAC) 33,953
Da-Silva Ayo (SNC) 28,680
Shitu Kabir (APDA) 26,558
Yusuf Dantalle (APM) 26,039
Moghalu Kingsley (YPP) 21,886
Ameh Peter (PPA) 21,822
Ositelu Isaac Babatunde (A) 19,209
Durotoye Olufela (ANN)- 16,779
Bashayi Dansarki (MMN)- 14,540
Osakwe Felix (DPP)- 14, 483
Abdulrashid Baba (AA) 14,380
Nwokeafor Ndubuisi (ACD) 11,325
Maina Kyari (NPC)10,081
Mailafia Obadiah (ADC) 9,874
Victor Okhai (PPC) 8,979
Chike Ukaegbu (AAP) 8,902
Ezekwesili Obiageli (ACPN) 7,223
Ibrahim Usman (NRM)6,229
Ike Eke (NNPP) 6,111
Moses Ayibiowu (NUP) 5,323
Awosola Olusola (DPC)- 5,242
Muhammed Zaki (LP) 5,074
Eke Chukwuma (GPN)-4,924
Nwachukwu Nwabuikwu (AGA) 4,689
Major Hamza AI Mustafa (PPN) 4,622
Okotie Christopher (RESH)-4,554
Shipi Godia (ABP) 4, 523
Fasua Kolade (ANRP) 4,340
Onwubuya (JFP)- 4,174
Asukwo Archibong (NFD) 4,096
Ahmed Buhari (SNP) 3,941
Salisu Tanko (NCP) 3,799
Shittu Asiwaju (ANP)- 3,586
Obinna lkeagwuonu (APP) 3,585
Balogun Ishola (UDP) 3,170
Obaje Ameh (ANDP) 3,104
Chief Umenwa Godwin (AGAP) 3,071
Israel Davidson (RAP) 2,972
Ukonga Frank (DA) 2,769
Santuraki Hamisu (MPN) -2,752
Adesanya-Davies Olufunmilayo (MAJA)- 2,651
Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim (PT) 2,613
Ali Soyode (YES) 2,394
Ojinika Chizee (C4C) 2,391
Nsehe Nseobong (RP) 2,388
Rabia Cengiz (NAC)- 2,279
Atuejide Julian (NIP) 2,248
Dara John (ASD) 2,146
Fagbenro-Byron Adesina (KP) 1,911
Etim lshie (CNP) 1,874
Chukwu-Eguzolugo Chikendu (JMPP) 1,853
Madu Edozie (ID) 1,845
Osuala Kennedy (RNBP)-1,792
Albert Ambrose (HDP)-1,663
David lze-lyamu (BNPP) 1,649
lnwa Sakil (UPN) 1,631
Akpau Robinson (NDLP)1,588
Mark Audu (UP) 1,561
Ishaka Ofemile (NEPP) 1,524
Kriz David (LM) 1,438
Ademola Abidemi (NCMP)-1,378
Edosomwan Johnson (NDCP) 1,192
Abah Elaigwu (CAP) 1,111
Angela Johnson (AUN) 1,092
Nwangwu Peter (WTPN) 732

Registered Voters was 82,344, 107,
Accredited voters 29,364,209
Total votes cast 28,614,190
Total valid votes 27,324,583
Rejected votes 1,289,607
(NAN)

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