Just in: INEC officially declares Buhari winner of 2019 presidential poll in Ekiti

Just in: INEC officially declares Buhari winner of 2019 presidential poll in Ekiti

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday, February 25, officially declared President Muhammadu Buhari the winner of the presidential election conducted in Ekiti state.

In the result announced by the returning officer, Professor Idowu Olayinka, vice chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) polled 219,231 votes, while Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party got 154,032 votes.

Earlier reports by News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) claimed that total valid votes were 381,132, rejected votes 12,577, while total votes were 393,709.

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The APC has already won two of the Senate seats for the state and several House of Representative seats.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that President Buhari reportedly defeated the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar at his polling unit.

There was a wild jubilation following the announcement that Buhari scored 186 votes to defeat Atiku.

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However, supporters of Atiku claimed the former vice president put up a remarkable showing despite losing to President Buhari, adding that the president has always won in the polling unit in nearly all previous elections.

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo casts his vote, boasts of APC victory - on Legit TV:

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