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Buhari defeats Atiku in Nigeria’s presidential election

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Wednesday, February 27,2019

President Muhammadu Buhari has beaten Atiku Abubakar in a comprehensive victory in the 2019 presidential election, according to the official result announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Buhari won 15,191,847 of the total votes cast while Atiku gained 11,262,978 votes, an astonishing victory margin of 3,928,869 votes.

The president won in 19 states including Ekiti (219,231), Osun (347,634), Kwara (308,984), Nasarawa (289,903), Kogi (285,894), Gombe (402,961), Yobe (497,914), Niger (612,371), Jigawa (794,738), and Kaduna (993,445).

Other states where he won are Bauchi (798,428), Lagos (580,825), Ogun (281,762), Kano (1,464,768), Katsina (1,232,133), Borno (836,496), Sokoto (490,333), Kebbi (581,552), and Zamfara (438,682).

Atiku won in 18 states including the FCT (259,997), Ondo (275,901), Abia (219,698), Enugu (355,553), Ebonyi (258,573), Anambra (524,738), Oyo (366,690), Adamawa (410,266), Edo (275,691), Benue (275,691).

Other states where he won are Imo (334,923), Plateau (548,665), Taraba (374,743), Cross River (295,737), Akwa-Ibom (395,832), Delta (594,068), Bayelsa (197,933) and Rivers (473,971).

Electoral map of the 2019 presidential campaign. Buhari won in 19 states, while Atiku won in 18 states (including the Federal Capital Territory) Electoral map of the 2019 presidential campaign. Buhari won in 19 states, while Atiku won in 18 states (including the Federal Capital Territory)

Buhari won his first term victory in 2015 after he beat then-incumbent, Goodluck Jonathan, by 2,571,759 votes as he won 15,424,921 votes over his opponent’s 12,853,162 votes.

Atiku has not yet called President Buhari to concede defeat like Jonathan did when he was defeated by the former military Head of State in 2015.

PDP kicks against Buhari’s victory

The 2019 election was marred by violence in several parts of the country with incidents of ballot snatching, voter intimidation and other misconducts which led Atiku’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to reject the results as soon as INEC started the collation and announcement on Monday, February 25.

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