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Election 2023: Tinubu Maintains Lead As INEC Concludes Collation

With official results from 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, Bola Tinubu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is in the lead in Nigeria’s hotly disputed presidential election.

Tinubu received 8,805,835 votes from the 36 states and the FCT, according to figures submitted by state collation officers for the presidential election (SCOPs) before the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmood Yakubu, at the National Collation Centre in Abuja.

Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who received 6,984,640 votes, came in second place to Tinubu.

Peter Obi, the candidate for the Labour Party, came in second with 6,096,017 votes, closely followed by Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), who received 1,499,303 votes.

Atiku won 12 states, Tinubu won 12, Obi won 11 states with the Federal Capital Territory, Kwankwaso won one state.

The INEC chair anticipates making the official announcement of the winner at any time now.

A presidential candidate can only be declared the victor, in accordance with Section 134 of the Nigerian Constitution, if they receive the majority of votes cast in the election and not less than one-quarter of the votes cast in at least two-thirds of all the States in the Federation and the FCT.

There will be a second election if a candidate is not duly elected in accordance with subsection (2) of this section, according to sub-section 3 of the same section.

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