•Only 25.3m voters, 27% took part •Voters’ disenfranchisement, vote-suppression, others fingered
All Progressives Congress, APC, Candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was on Wednesday morning declared the winner of the 2023 poll and President-Elect.
Tinubu, who polled 8,794,726 votes, beat his closest challenger, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, with 1.81million votes, the lowest margin since 1979 in the history of presidential polls in the world’s largest black nation. Atiku got 6,984,520 votes at the election. Tinubu had 34.78 per cent of the votes cast.
With 25.3 million voters or 27 per cent of the 93.469 million registered voters taking part, the February 25 poll also recorded the worst voters’ turnout ever.
Tinubu won in 12 states to beat Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the PDP, who came second with 6,984,520 votes and also won in 12 states.
The Labour Party, LP, Candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, polled 6,101,533 votes to place a close third. He also won 11 states and the FCT.