- Nigerians Return President Buhari to Office
A total of 15,191,847 Nigerians voted to return President Muhammadu Buhari back to the office in the just concluded presidential poll.
Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, received 11,262,978 votes to lose with a margin of 3,928,869 votes.
Total Number of Registered Voters: 82,344,107
Total Number of Accredited Voters: 29,364,209
Total Votes Cast: 28,614,190
Total Valid Votes: 27,324,583
Rejected Votes: 1,289,607
The figures were collated from all the 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) therefore declared Muhammadu Buhari the winner at exactly 5 a.m on Wednesday in Abuja,
President Buhari, 76, will return to office amid a rising unemployment rate that has rendered over 20 million Nigerians jobless and 8.7 million fresh graduates idle.
While the president is expected to continue his fight against corruption, many Nigerians are also expecting him to deepen growth, ease economic gridlock and improve security.
The president thanks Nigerians following the declaration by INEC.
“I thank the millions of Nigerians who voted to re-elect me as your president for the next four years. I am deeply humbled and profoundly grateful to you for judging me worthy of continuing to serve you and for your peaceful conduct.”