Former Lagos governor Bola Tinub has been declared the winner of Nigeria’s 2023 presidential election. Map the results by state below.
Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared: Bora Tinub of the All Progressive Congress (APC), the winner of the 2023 presidential election. Tinubu received a total of 8,794,726 votes, defeating his closest rival Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to take his second place with 6,984,520 votes.
Nearly 90 million people are eligible to vote in Nigeria, Africa’s largest democracy, and many Nigerians believe their new leaders will do a better job of dealing with insecurity, economic insecurity and growing poverty. I hope that
selection held nationwide Voting had to be extended to Sunday in some parts of the country after some glitches.
The INEC results by state are shown below.
What is Bora Tinub?
Bola Tinub, who served two terms as governor of Lagos, Nigeria’s economic capital, has been credited with raising the state’s revenues and his supporters say he will succeed on the national stage.
He has stirred controversy by doing the unthinkable for more than 30 years by picking Kassim Shetima, the former governor of Borno state, as his vice presidential candidate. Tinub and Shetima are Muslims from the southwest and northeast respectively.
There is a gentlemanly agreement between the major political parties to divide power between North and South, Christians and Muslims.
But ahead of Saturday’s vote, Tinubu and Shettima argued that competence overturns religion.
In parts of Africa, individual-led politics and patronage culture still prevail, so ideological politics are not as firmly established on the continent as they were under military rule.
Politicians frequently cross party divisions and shift their stances on national issues, depending on their career stage and other variables in the electoral cycle.
Below are rough economic and cultural representations of the ideological positions of the leading candidates.