Ruling party candidate Bola Tinubu is declared the winner of Nigeria’s presidential election early on March 1, with the two leading opposition candidates already demanding a revote in Africa’s most populous nation. Bola Tinubu has been declared the winner of Nigeria’s disputed presidential election, he gathered about 36% of the vote. While the main opposition candidate Mr Abubakar won 29% with almost 7 million. Third-place finisher Mr Obi took 25% with about 6.1 million, according to the results announced on live television by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Mr Tinubu “having satisfied the requirements of the law, is hereby declared the winner and is returned elected,” said the country’s election chief, Mahmood Yakubu.