The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has officially declared President Buhari winner of the 2019 election, defeating Atiku Abubakar with over three million votes
Mahmood Yakubu said the duty of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is to conclude and collate the presidential result for final declaration.
He said on the request of the opening of the commission’s backlend for verification and cross checking of voters, he says it is not a matter of law. He said the discussion can be continued after the end of this process.
The INEC chairman announced that Muhammadu Buhari of the APC scored 15, 191, 847 votes. while Atiku Abubakar of the PDP scored 11, 262, 978.
Total valid votes – 2, 732, 4583
Rejected votes 1, 289, 607
Total votes cast – 2, 861, 4190
Yakubu said following the collation, he said he now performs his role as returning officer and listed all the names of the presidential candidates and their total votes.
He said Muhammadu Buhari is declared winner of the election and returned elected.