Nigeria’s Ruling Party Candidate Wins Presidential Election, Opposition Party Vows Challenge

Former Lagos governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has emerged as winner of the 2023 presidential elections in Nigeria.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman, Professor Yakubu Mahmood proclaimed the results before sunrise of Wednesday, March 1.

Bola Tinubu, representing the All Progressive Congress (APC) polled 8,794,726 votes, ahead of Atiku Abubakar candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) party with 6,684,520, while Peter Obi of the
Labour Party who was the favourite to win, came third with 6,101,533 votes.

The Labour Party has declared it’s intentions to launch a legal challenge after Bola Ahmed Tinubu was declared the winner of Nigeria’s controversial presidential elections by INEC.

During a press conference, Datti-Baba Ahmad, the party’s Vice Presidential candidate said “We won this election as Labour Party, we are going to claim our mandate as Labour Party and we shall rescue Nigeria as Labour Party.”

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo was also among those who equally showed discontent for the electoral procedure on Monday in a strongly-worded letter where he stressed that results had been manipulated.

However, thanking voters profoundly, Tinubu said “You have given me the greatest honour you can bestow on one man. In return, I will give you my utmost as your next president and commander-in-chief.”

Bola Tinubu takes over Muhammadu Buhari, whose two year term as President of Nigeria runs to an end.

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