Nigeria (IP) - The Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria has declared the candidate of the All Progressive Peoples Party, Bola Ahmad Tinubu winner of the 2023 Presidential election.

Iran PressIran News: The former Lagos State government defeated 17 other candidates that took part in the election with total votes of 8,794,726.

Bola Tinubu also scored over 25 percent of the votes cast in 30 states, more than the 24 states constitutionally required.

Independent National Electoral Commission's Chairman, Mahmud Yakubu who announced the final results on Wednesday in Abuja, said Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party came second in the election with total votes of 6,984,520 while Peter Obi of the Labour Party came third with 6,101,533 votes.

The PDP and more than 9 other parties have rejected the results as the tension continues in the country.

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During the collection of the results, the National Collation Agent for the People Democratic Party, Dino Melaye, and other party agents walked out of the International Conference Centre in Abuja over alleged rigging. 

According to the arrangement of the INEC, all results would be uploaded on the Commission's central server but it did not do so. 

The PDP agent said "Having observed that the Chairman of INEC is determined to rig the elections by making sure that results are not uploaded, by vehemently making a presentation that makes it look as if we are all here to rubber-stamp the fraud cooked between INEC and the APC, we are saying we are not here to rubberstamp the electoral fraud that has been prepared by INEC and the APC.


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