By Adaku Onoja
Nigeria re-elected President, Muhammadu Buhari and his vice, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday received the certificates of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission. Both Buhari, and Osinbajo in Abuja.
INEC Chairman and returning officer for Presidential election, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, declared Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress winner of the February 23rd presidential election.
Muhammadu Buhari won his reelection with 15,191,847 votes to defeat his closest rival and candidate of the main opposition party, Atiku Abubakar, who polled a total of 11,262,978, representing 55.60% and 41.22% respectively.
President Buhari cleared 19 states – Ogun, Lagos, Ekiti, Osun, Kwara, Nasarawa, Kogi, Yobe, Katsina, Kano, Jigawa, Gombe, Sokoto, Bauchi, Kebbi, Niger, Kaduna and Borno
While, Atiku floored Buhari in 17 states and the FCT – Oyo, Ondo, Edo, Rivers, Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Abia, Enugu, Anambra, Imo, Cross River, FCT, Adamawa, Taraba, Benue, Plateau, Delta and Ebonyi,