Nigeria’s 2023 Presidential Election Result Breakdown
Ruling party candidate Bola Tinubu has been named the winner of Nigeria’s disputed presidential election. According to official findings, the 70-year-old accomplished lawmaker received 37% of the vote. His primary rival, Atiku Abubakar, received 29% of the vote, while Labour’s Peter Obi received 25%. These parties had already called the election a fraud and requested a rerun.
Mr Tinubu is one of Nigeria’s richest politicians, and centered his candidacy on his record of developing the biggest city, Lagos, when he was governor. Yet, he was beaten in the city by Mr Obi, a relative newcomer who rallied the support of many young people, particularly in urban areas, upending the country’s two-party system.
In his native region of the south-west, where he is referred to as a “political godfather” for helping to elect others to office, Mr. Tinubu won the majority of the other states. He ran for president using the Yoruba phrase “Emi lo kan,” which translates to “It’s my turn.” Reconciliation was advocated for by Mr. Tinubu in his acceptance address.
Although he claimed the errors in the election “were relatively few in number and were immaterial to affect this election’s outcome,” he added that they have the right to contest the results in court. Because of a split opposition and a record-breaking 93 million Nigerians who registered to vote, Mr. Tinubu received less than 10% of the 8.8 million ballots cast in his favor.
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