How Buhari emerged winner of 2019 presidential election …As President-elect urges supporters not to over-celebrate
BY IBRAHIM ADAMU
The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, early hours of Wednesday, declared incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari and candidate of the All Progressives Congress APC winner of the 2019 presidential election, held on Saturday February 23.
Meanwhile, in what appeared his first post-victory speech, the President-elect has charged his party members and supporters not to over celebrate his victory at the polls, saying there is so much work to be done.
According to figures announced by the INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Buhari was declared re-elected having polled 15,191,847 votes, winning in 19 states, to defeat his closest rival, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP, who scored 11, 255,978 votes and won 17 states and the FCT, and the other 71 candidates.
The INEC chairman, who doubles as the Chief Retuning Officer, while announcing the results at the national collation centre on Wednesday morning, said that Buhari was declared winner, having met the constitutional requirements.
The chairman also disclosed that the registered voters was 82,344, 107, accredited voters was 29,364,209, total votes cast was 28,614,190, total valid votes was 27,324,583 and rejected votes was 1,289,607. “That Muhammadu Buhari having satisfied the requirement of the law and scored the highest votes is hereby declared the winner,” Yakubu said.
He also said that Felix Nicholas of the Peoples Collation Party PCP scored 110,196 votes, while Ositelu Isaac Babatunde of Accord Party AP polled 19,209 votes.
It would be recalled that Buhari In 2015, scored 15, 424,921 votes to beat the incumbent Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP, who pooled 12,853,162 votes. The total number of registered voters in the country for the 2019 election is 84,004,084, with 44,405,439 (52.86 per cent) as male, and 39,598,645 (47.14 per cent) as female, while the number of collected Permanent Voter Cards PVCs nationwide was 72,775,502.
Muhammadu Buhari had commenced his winning journey when he won 219,231 votes in the southwestern state of Ekiti, while his main opponent, Atiku Abubakar, got 154,032, as announced by the electoral commission. He also defeated Atiku in Katsina, sweeping all the 34 LGAs
The 2019 presidential election was held at 119,973 polling units in 36 States of the federation and the FCT.
Below are details of the results as reported by NAN: Ositelu Isaac Babatunde (A) 19,209 Abdulrashid Baba (AA) 14,380 Omoyele Sowore (AAC) 33,953 Chike Ukaegbu (AAP) 8,902 Shipi Godia (ABP) 4, 523 Nwokeafor Ndubuisi (ACD) 11,325 Ezekwesili Obiageli (ACPN) 7,223 Mailafia Obadiah (ADC) 9,874 Yabagi Yusuf (ADP) 54,930 Nwachukwu Nwabuikwu (AGA) 4,689 Chief Umenwa Godwin (AGAP) 3,071 Obaje Ameh (ANDP) 3,104 Durotoye Olufela (ANN)- 16,779 Shittu Asiwaju (ANP)- 3,586 Fasua Kolade (ANRP) 4,340 Ibrahim Hassan (APA) 36,866 Buhari Muhammadu (APC) 15,191,847 Shitu Kabir (APDA) 26,558 Gbor Terwase (APGA) 66,851 Yusuf Dantalle (APM) 26,039 Obinna lkeagwuonu (APP) 3,585 Dara John (ASD) 2,146 Angela Johnson (AUN) 1,092 David lze-lyamu (BNPP) 1,649 Ojinika Chizee (C4C) 2,391 Abah Elaigwu (CAP) 1,111 Etim lshie (CNP) 1,874 Ukonga Frank (DA) 2,769 Awosola Olusola (DPC)- 5,242 Osakwe Felix (DPP)- 14, 483 Onwubuya (JFP)- 4,174 Okotie Christopher (RESH)-4,554 Akhimien lsibor (GDPN)- 41,852 Eke Chukwuma (GPN)-4,924 Albert Ambrose (HDP)-1,663 Madu Edozie (ID) 1,845 Chukwu-Eguzolugo Chikendu (JMPP) 1,853 Fagbenro-Byron Adesina (KP) 1,911 Kriz David (LM) 1,438 Muhammed Zaki (LP) 5,074 Adesanya-Davies Olufunmilayo (MAJA)- 2,651 Bashayi Dansarki (MMN)- 14,540 Santuraki Hamisu (MPN) -2,752 Rabia Cengiz (NAC)- 2,279 Ademola Abidemi (NCMP)-1,378 Salisu Tanko (NCP) 3,799 Edosomwan Johnson (NDCP) 1,192 Akpau Robinson (NDLP)1,588 Ishaka Ofemile (NEPP) 1,524 Asukwo Archibong (NFD) 4,096 Atuejide Julian (NIP) 2,248 Ike Eke (NNPP) 6,111 Maina Kyari (NPC)10,081 Ibrahim Usman (NRM)6,229 Moses Ayibiowu (NUP) 5,323 Felix Nicolas (PCP) 110,196 Abubakar Atiku (PDP) 11,262,978 Ameh Peter (PPA) 21,822 Victor Okhai (PPC) 8,979 Major Hamza AI Mustafa (PPN) 4,622 Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim (PT) 2,613 Israel Davidson (RAP) 2,972 Osuala Kennedy (RNBP)-1,792 Nsehe Nseobong (RP) 2,388 Donald Duke (SDP) 34,746 Da-Silva Ayo (SNC) 28,680 Ahmed Buhari (SNP) 3,941 Balogun Ishola (UDP) 3,170 Mark Audu (UP) 1,561 lnwa Sakil (UPN) 1,631 Nwangwu Peter (WTPN) 732 Ali Soyode (YES) 2,394 Moghalu Kingsley (YPP) 21,886 Registered Voters was 82,344, 107, Accredited voters 29,364,209 Total votes cast 28,614,190 Total valid votes 27,324,583 Tejected votes 1,289,607.