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Bola Tinubu, 70, declared President-Elect of Nigeria

Nigeria went to the poll on February 25 to elect a new president and the election has been criticized in the country.
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Bola A. Tinubu, 70, is the President-Elect. Of Nigeria. Courtesy photo.

Last Updated on: 1st March 2023, 01:21 pm

Major opposition groups are calling for the cancellation of results, claiming the election was rigged.

The APC candidate Bola Tinubu has been declared Nigeria President-Elect after garnering 8.8 million votes.

PDP candidate Atiku Abubakar got  6.9 million votes and Labour Party’s Peter Obi obtained 6.1 million votes.

The Independent National Electoral Commission chairman, Prof. Yakubu Mahmood announced the winner at 4:10 am on Wednesday, according to Daily Trust newspaper in Nigeria.

Both PDP and Labour Party want the elections nullified.

Below is a courtesy tabulation of the results.

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Final results

“Whether you are BATified, Atikulated,  Obidient, or Kwankwansiya, I thank you all for your participation, my government shall be for us all,” Tinubu said in his acceptance speech.

Who is Bola?

Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu (born 29 March 1952) is a Nigerian accountantpolitician and the president-elect of Nigeria,[2] he served as the Governor of Lagos State from 1999 to 2007 and Senator for Lagos West during the brief Third Republic.

Tinubu spent his early life in southwestern Nigeria and later moved to United States where he studied Accounting at Chicago State University. He returned to Nigeria in the early 1980s and was employed by Mobil Nigeria as an accountant, before entering politics as a Lagos West senatorial candidate in 1992 under the banner of the Social Democratic Party.

After Dictator Sani Abacha dissolved the Senate in 1993, Tinubu became an activist campaigning for the return of democracy as a part of the National Democratic Coalition movement. Although he was forced into exile in 1994, Tinubu returned after Abacha’s 1998 death triggered the beginning of the transition to the Fourth Republic.

In the first post-transition Lagos State gubernatorial election, Tinubu won by a wide margin as a member of the Alliance for Democracy over the Peoples Democratic Party‘s Dapo Sarumi and the All People’s Party‘s Nosirudeen Kekere-Ekun. Four years later, he won re-election to a second term over the PDP’s Funsho Williams by a reduced margin.

Tinubu’s two terms were marked by attempts at modernizing the city of Lagos and his feuds with the PDP-controlled federal government. After leaving office in 2007, he since played a key role in the formation of the. All Progressives Congress in 2013. Long and controversial, Tinubu’s career has been plagued by accusations of corruption and questions about the veracity of his personal history.

Source: Wikipedia

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