- The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmud Yakubu, has announced Bola Tinubu as the winner of the 2023 presidential election
- Professor Yakubu in the early hours of Wednesday, March 1, declared that Tinubu polled 8,794,726 to emerge the winner
- Tinubu's closest rival is the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, who polled 6,984,520
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FCT, Abuja - The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has officially declared Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of Nigeria's 2023 Presidential Election.
Professor Mahmud Yakubu, the chairman of INEC, declared Tinubu, a former Lagos governor, the winner of the keenly contested election in the early hours of Wednesday, March 1, in Abuja.
He announced that Tinubu polled 8,794,726 to defeat his closest rivals, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 6,984,520 and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) who scored 6,101,533.
Meanwhile, the INEC chief has also announced that Tinubu will be presented with the Certificate of Return in the latter part of Wednesday, specifically 3pm.
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APC thanks Nigerians for electing Bola Tinubu
Meanwhile, the ruling party has swiftly taken to its official Twitter handle to thank Nigerians for voting for its candidate, Tinubu, to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
"Thank You Nigerians for electing Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, President Elect of Nigeria," the ruling party tweeted.
Nigeria orders closure of all land borders ahead of polls
Earlier YEN.com.gh reported that on Thursday, February 23, the Federal Government of Nigeria ordered the closure of all land borders before the crucial 2023 general election. The Cable reports that the order was announced by the spokesperson for the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Tony Akuneme.
Akuneme's announcement came barely 24 hours before the February 25 presidential and National Assembly elections which took place across all parts of the country.
He said that following an order given by Isah Jere, the NIS comptroller-general, the border closure will last 24 hours on election day and be effective from 12 am on Saturday to 12 am on Sunday.
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