Bola Tinubu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been declared the winner of the presidential election in Nigeria’s Ekiti State. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) made the announcement on Sunday afternoon, with INEC Presiding Officer Akeem Lasisi reading out the results at the State Collation Centre in Ado-Ekiti.
Tinubu secured 201,486 votes to win the election, according to Quick News Africa, while Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) came in second with 89,554 votes. The Labour Party’s Mr Obi got 11,397 votes.
For a candidate to be declared the winner of Nigeria’s presidential election, they must secure the highest number of votes cast in the election and also score at least 25% of votes in 25 states (two-thirds of Nigeria’s 36 states and Abuja).
Ekiti, one of Nigeria’s smallest states by population and landmass, has become the first of Nigeria’s 36 states and Abuja to formally declare the final result of the presidential election.