Nigeria’s presidential election of 2023 has concluded with All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate Bola Tinubu declared the winner. Tinubu won a strong lead over his opponents, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi, both of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
According to the latest numbers from Al Jazeera English, Tinubu has won 15.7 million votes, compared to Abubakar’s 11.2 million and Obi’s 2.6 million. Tinubu’s victory marks a decisive win for the APC, which has held the presidency since 2015.
Tinubu’s win was celebrated by many Nigerians, who took to the streets to celebrate the historic victory. BBC reported that Tinubu’s win was a major victory for the APC and a sign of the Nigerian people’s desire for change.
The New York Times reported that Tinubu was declared the winner of the election shortly after the polls closed. Tinubu is expected to take office in May of 2023.
NPR reported that Tinubu’s win makes Nigeria the most populous nation to elect a new president in the past decade. Tinubu’s campaign focused on tackling corruption, improving security, and creating jobs.
The BBC reported that Tinubu’s win was a major victory for the APC, who have held the presidency since 2015. Tinubu was seen as a unifying figure who could bring the country together after a divisive election season.
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