Tinubu, Shettima to get certificates of return Wednesday – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) the President-elect of Nigeria and would be presenting him, his running mate Kashim Shettima with certificates of return on Wednesday, at 3pm.

Prof Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of the commission, pronounced Tinubu President-elect at exactly 4:10am on Wednesday.

He said Tinubu polled a total of 8,794,726 votes to defeat his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival, Atiku Abubakar, who polled 6,984,520 votes while Peter Obi of Labour Party, secured 6,101,533, and Rabiu Kwankwaso of New Nigerian Peoples Party trailed with 1,496,687.

He said valid votes were 24,025940 and rejected votes were 939,278, while the total votes cast were 24,966218.

The three leading contestants had put up a fierce fight and each winning 12 states each.

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