Hours After INEC Declared Tinubu President-elect, Top Buhari's Official Announces APC Plans for Celebration
In the early hours of Wednesday, March 1, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress as the winner of the 2023 presidential election.
INEC in its declaration said that Tinubu polled 8,794,726 beating his rivals Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party and Peter Obi of the Labour Party who garnered 6,984,520 and 6,101,533 respectively.
However, barely four hours into INEC's declaration, the chairman of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, announced that all is set for the celebration.
In a post made on Twitter, Dabiri-Erewa who shared photos of a decorated event centre said an APC's presidential Campaign council party is loading.
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"@APCPresCC2022 celebration party loading."
INEC declares APC’s Bola Tinubu winner of Nigeria 2023 presidential election after final collation of results
The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmud Yakubu, declared Bola Tinubu as the winner of the 2023 presidential election.
Professor Yakubu in the early hours of Wednesday, March 1, declared that Tinubu polled 8,794,726 to emerge the winner.
Tinubu's closest rival is the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, who polled 6,984,520.
APC tells Peter Obi, Atiku Abubakar what to do as INEC declares Tinubu Nigeria's president-elect
The presidential campaign council of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged Peter Obi of the Labour Party and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to accept defeat and congratulate Bola Tinubu, Nigeria's president-elect.
Speaking at a media briefing on Tuesday, February 28, Dele Alake, the council's media adviser said now is the time for the two candidates to tow the path of former president Goodluck Jonathan by calling Bola Tinubu to congratulate him.
“We call on Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, to emulate former President Goodluck Jonathan by conceding defeat."