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Bola Ahmed Tinubu Emerges Winner Of 2023 Nigerian Presidential Election
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu Emerges Winner of 2023 Presidential Election, Defeats Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has emerged as the winner of the 2023 Presidential election, polling 8,739,249 votes. He defeated his closest rival, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), who polled 6,954,286 votes to emerge as the runner-up.
The candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr. Peter Obi, came third with a total of 5,702,043 votes. It is expected that Tinubu and his running mate, Kashim Shettima, will be presented with Certificates of Return later today.
The election was keenly contested with a high voter turnout recorded across the country. As the results were being collated and announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), tensions rose among supporters of the various political parties. However, the process was largely peaceful, with few incidents of violence reported in some parts of the country.
Following his victory, Tinubu expressed his gratitude to Nigerians for their support and pledged to work tirelessly to improve the lives of the people. He also called on all Nigerians to put aside their political differences and work together for the progress and development of the country.
The APC candidate’s victory was welcomed by his supporters, who took to the streets to celebrate. However, there were also concerns raised by opposition parties and civil society groups about the conduct of the election, particularly with regards to allegations of voter intimidation and vote-buying.
The international community also closely monitored the election, with several foreign governments and organizations expressing their hope that the process would be free and fair. The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, called on all parties to respect the outcome of the election and urged the government to ensure that human rights were protected.
With Tinubu’s victory, Nigerians are looking forward to the new administration’s plans and policies for the country. The APC candidate has promised to prioritize issues such as security, infrastructure development, and job creation, and it remains to be seen how he will deliver on these promises.