INEC Declares Bola Tinubu Winner Of 2023 Presidential Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Bola Ahmed Tinubu of the All Progressive Congress (APC) the winner of Nigeria’s 2023 presidential election. Tinubu polled a total of 8,794,726 votes to defeat his closest rival, Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) who scored 6,984,520 to emerge second. While Peter Obi of the Labour Party, clinched third position with 6,101,533 votes. While Rabiu Kwankwoso of NNPP came fourth with 1,496,687.

Declaring the result Mahmoud Yakubu, the INEC chairman, said; “Bola Tinubu of APC, having satisfied the requirements of the law is hereby declared the winner of the election.” Breakdown of the Presidential election result as Presented at National Collation Centre, Abuja shows that total accredited voters were 25,286,616 and total votes cast was 24,965,218.

The Votes Results As Compiled at The Collation Center In Abuja Are As Follows;

Niger State

APC – 375, 183 (Won)

PDP – 284, 898

Labour – 80,452

Benue State

APC – 310,468 (Won)

LP – 308,372

PDP – 130, 081

FCT

APC – 90,902

LP – 281, 717 (Won)

PDP 74, 194

Akwa-Ibom State

APC – 160, 620

LP – 132, 683

PDP – 214, 012 (Won)

Edo State

APC – 144,471

LP – 331,163 (Won)

PDP – 89,585

Abia State

APC -8,914

LP – 327,095 (Won)

PDP – 22,676

Kogi State

APC -240,751 (Won)

LP -56,217

PDP – 145,104

Bauchi State

APC – 316,694

LP – 27,373

PDP – 426,607 (Won)

Plateau State

APC – 307, 195

LP – 466, 272 (Won)

PDP – 243,808

Bayelsa State

APC – 42,572

LP – 49, 975

PDP – 68, 818 (Won)

Kaduna State

APC – 399,293

LP – 294, 494

PDP – 554, 360 (Won)

Kebbi State

APC – 248,088

LP – 10,682

PDP – 285,175 (Won)

Kano State

APC – 517,341

LP – 28,514

PDP – 131,716

NNPP – 997, 279 (Won)

Zamfara State

APC – 298, 396 (Won)

LP – 1660

PDP 193, 978

Sokoto State

APC – 285,444

LP – 6,568

PDP – 288,679 (Won)

Cross River State

APC – 130, 520

LP – 179, 916 (Won)

PDP -95,425

Delta State

APC -90,183

LP -341,866 (Won)

PDP 161, 600

Ebonyi State

APC – 42, 402

LP – 259,738 (Won)

PDP 13, 503

Anambra State

APC – 5,111

LP – 584,621 (Won)

PDP – 9,036

Osun State

APC – 343, 945

PDP – 354,366 (Won)

LP – 23, 283

Kastina State

APC – 482, 283

LP – 63,776

PDP- 489,045 (Won)

Jigawa State

APC -421,390 (Won)
LP -1889
PDP -386,587

Adamawa State

APC- 182,881
LP – 105,648
PDP – 417,611(Won)

Gombe State

APC- 146,977
LP- 26,160
PDP – 319,123 (Won)

Lagos State

APC- 572,606
LP- 582,454 (Won)
PDP – 75,750

Enugu State

APC- 4,772
LP- 428,640 (Won)
PDP – 15,749

Yobe State

APC- 151, 459
LP- 2, 406
PDP – 198,567 (Won)

Oyo State

APC- 449, 884 (Won)
LP- 99,110
PDP – 182,977

Ogun State

APC- 341,554 (Won)
LP- 85,829
PDP – 123,831

Ondo State

APC- 369, 924 (Won)
LP- 47, 350
PDP – 115,463

Kwara State

APC- 263,572 (Won)
LP- 31,186
PDP – 136,909

Ekiti State

APC -201,494 (Won)
PDP – 89,554
LP -11,397

Nasarawa State

APC – 172, 922
LP – 191, 361(Won)
PDP – 147,093

Taraba State

APC – 135,165
LP -146,315
PDP – 189,017 (Won)

Borno State

APC – 252, 282 (Won)
LP – 7,205
PDP – 190, 921

Rivers State

APC -231, 591(Won)
LP -175, 071
PDP – 88,468

Imo State

APC – 66,406
LP -360,495 (Won)
PDP -30,234

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, fondly called Asiwaju of Lagos, and Jagaban (a title given to him in Borgu kingdom, Niger State) was born in Lagos State in the South Western part of Nigeria. He attended St. John’s Primary School, Aroloya, Lagos and Children’s Home School in Ibadan, Nigeria. Tinubu went to the United States to study at the phenomenal Richard J. Dailey College in Chicago, Illinois at the age of 23. He later obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration (Accounting and Management).

Tinubu is a Muslim who got married to Oluremi Tinubu, who is the current senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District. He is blessed with four children namely Jide Tinubu (now late), Oluwaseyi Tinubu, Folashade Tinubu (Iyaloja general), and Abibat Tinubu.

Tinubu started his career when he worked for the renowned American-based organisation, Authur Anderson, Deloitte Haskins and Sells (which is now called Deloitte Haskins and Touche), where he practiced auditing and management consultancy services of General Motors and also, he worked for one of the largest communication and utility companies in the United States of America, GTE Service Corporation. He also served at Mobil, United Kingdom.

Tinubu returned to Nigeria in 1983, and joined Mobil Oil, Nigeria. He eventually became a senior auditor in Mobil Oil, and retired as the company’s treasurer. Tinubu’s political career in Nigeria began in 1992, when he joined the Social Democratic Party (SDP), and was also elected as a senator in the Federal Republic of Nigeria, where he represented Lagos West Senatorial District. Tinubu became the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Finance, Appropriation and Currency at the National Assembly. He further became one of the founding members of National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) which was a body that rooted for the winner of the June 12, 1993 election.

He was a protégé of Abraham Adesanya and Ayo Adebanjo, leaders of Alliance for Democracy (AD). He defeated his opponents, Funsho Williams and Wahab Dosunmu. In the 1999 gubernatorial election, he won the position of governor of Lagos State.

Tinubu as the governor of Lagos State between 1999 and 2007 made investments in education, initiated new road construction, required to meet the needs of the fast-growing population of the state at the time. Just as he won the election in 1999, he was also re-elected as the governor, and his deputy, Femi Pedro in 2003, where he was the only governor in the south west who didn’t fall through to PDP.

Tinubu was also very active in the creation of the Action Congress (AC) political party. Tinubu was succeeded by Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), who was his Chief of staff. He is currently the national leader for the All Progressives Congress.

Tinubu is said to have interest in the popular television station, TVC Nigeria, Lekki Concession Company, Apapa Amusement Park, Maiyegun Land Project, The Nation Newspaper, Renaissance Hotel, Ikeja Shopping Mall, Radio Continental, Alpha Beta Consulting, Royal Gardens Estate, Tejuoso Market (Joint ownership). On 25th February 2023, he contested for the President of Nigeria under the All Progressive Congress (APC) and won the election, defeating Atiku Abubakar of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of Labour Party (LP).

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