Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress, has been recognized as the winner by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
After receiving 8,794,726 votes to win the 2023 presidential election, Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, was named the new president.
In the International Collation Centre in Abuja in the wee hours of Wednesday, INEC Chairman Professor Mahmood Yakubu declared Tinubu the winner.
Tinubu triumphed against rival candidates Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Obi of the Labour Party, and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party.
The three front-runners for president each won 12 states, although Kwankwaso only won Kano State.
Atiku, a former vice president and his closest rival, lost to Tinubu by a margin of no less than 1.8 million votes.
According to The PUNCH, Tinubu ran for president of the country for the first time in the 2023 election. The former senator, who served as governor of Lagos State for two terms until leaving office in 2007, is credited with organizing the alliance that deposed the PDP in 2015. In recent years, he has expanded his influence outside of the South-West.