After months of elections rallies held by both parties throughout Nigeria, voting margin reveals a division in the country between the Northern versus the Southern States.
All Progressive Congress (APC) as of today have secured 15 million votes, which would project a win for the prevailing party, securing President-elect Mohammadu Buhari and Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo an additional four years in the cabinet.
The voting outcomes provided by INEC on Tuesday, February 25th, 2019, showed APC leading by 15,191,847 votes in the close-race between the defending party PDP with 11,262,978 a difference of 3.9 million votes.
The President-Elect and the rest of the world have been watching closely since the elections launched last Friday. The world watched closely to gain an understanding of Nigeria’s electoral process and how credible our results will show. The manner in which we conducted ourselves was also under a strict microscope, thus urging officials to demonstrate and demand a peaceful and respectable electoral process.
APC Party, in particular, were very hands-on and made the commitment to reach out to people in so many States, spreading campaign promises to take the Country and the Economy to the #NEXTLEVEL.
According to BBC, Mr. Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC) won in 19 of the 36 states while the PDP was victorious in 17 states and in the capital, Abuja, according to the electoral commission (INEC).
At 4:45am Associated Press reports, from Abuja Nigeria, that Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has been declared the winner in Africa’s most populous country.
The former military leader won by 4 million votes, Top opposition challenger Atiku Abubakar made sweeping pledges to lift millions of people out of poverty, the people spoke and gave their trust to Buhari’s administration to deliver on their promises to fight corruption and insecurity and strengthen the economy.
The hard work to deliver a better Nigeria continues, building on the foundations of peace, rule of law and opportunities for all. We have no other motive than to serve Nigeria with our hearts and might, and build a nation which we and generations to come can be proud of. pic.twitter.com/E0O5To78mL— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) February 27, 2019