WORLD Nigeria's electoral body declares Buhari winner of presidential poll

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Nigeria's electoral body declares Buhari winner of presidential poll

Xinhua

11:57, February 27, 2019

ABUJA, Feb. 27 (Xinhua) -- Nigeria's electoral body on early Wednesday declared incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari the winner of the country's presidential election. 

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On February 23, 2019 Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari (C) arrives to vote at a polling station in his native hometown Daura in Katsina State, northwest Nigeria, on February 23, 2019.  (File photos: VCG)

Buhari, the candidate of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) party, topped the poll with 15,191,847, or 55.6 percent of the total 27,324,583 valid votes in presidential election held on Saturday, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Mahmood Yakubu announced.

The runner-up was Abubakar Atiku of the main opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP), who won 11,262,978, or 41.2 percent of the valid votes. 

Cover image: Xinhua

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