The Independent National Electoral Commission at about 4am on the 27th February 2019, declared the results of the 23rd February presidential election through the Chief returning officer of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, that Muhammadu Buhari of the APC having satisfied the requirement of the law and scored the highest number of words is hereby declared the winner and is in return elected.
President Muhammadu Buhari thanked the nation for his victory and said these to address the populace:
I would like to commend our security agencies, as severely overstretched as they are, for handling the difficult task of securing the country during the election period.
I am very sad at the grievous loss of lives during these elections. Security agencies will step up their efforts to protect voters in the forthcoming State elections.
I will like to make a special appeal to my supporters not to gloat or humiliate the opposition. Victory is enough reward for your efforts.
We give thanks also to our Domestic and International observers for contributing to the success of our elections and for their interest in our country and our developing democracy.
The new Administration will intensify its efforts in Security, Restructuring the Economy and Fighting Corruption. We have laid down the foundation and we are committed to seeing matters to the end. We will strive to strengthen our unity and inclusiveness so that no section or group will feel left behind or left out.
Meanwhile, earlier today in Abuja, the Presidential Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) , Atiku Abubakar, has rejected the announced result of the election, saying he will be challenging it in court.
We at Springers24 do hope that peace will continue to remain in the country and that the next four years would be much better for us all than our previous years.