Bola Tinubu, a candidate from the All Progressives Congress party, has been declared the winner of Nigeria’s presidential election.
Bola Tinubu wins after defeating two of his closest rivals in one of the country’s most competitive election.
Tinubu, 70, emerged as the winner of the Nigerian presidential election on Wednesday after receiving 37 percent of the votes, or nearly 8.8 million, while main opposition candidate Abubakar won 29 percent with almost seven million. Third-place finisher Obi took 25 percent with about 6.1 million, according to the results announced on live television by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Although millions of young voters had placed their hopes in Peter Obi to become Nigeria’s next ruler with the expectation that he would usher in new change, their hopes will now fall unto the new president to help steer the country forward by stemming the pervading tide of violence and instability.