Bola Ahmed Tinubu Declared Winner Of Nigeria’s Presidential Elections

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By Tonny Ingutia

Nigerians awoke to a new president Wednesday, with ruling party candidate Bola Tinubu declared the winner of the country’s election. As he thanked his supporters he appealed for reconciliation with his rivals, who are already demanding a revote in Africa’s most populous nation.

Tinubu, of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party, won 8.8 million votes against 6.9 million for opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Atiku Abubakar and Labour Party’s Peter Obi, who won 6.1 million, according to results
 
Mr Tinubu, who was governor of Lagos state from 1999 to 2007 garnered 8,805,420 votes. 
 
Mr Abubakar, who served as vice president from 1999 to 2007, got 6,984,290 votes while 62-year-old Obi, a former governor of Anambra got 6,093,962 votes, and 65-year-old Rabiu Kwankwaso of New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) polled 1,496,671 votes.

While Mr Tinubu won in Rivers, Borno, Jigawa, Zamfara, Benue, Kogi, Kwara, Niger, Osun, Ekiti, Ondo, Oyo and Ogun states, Mr Abubakar won in Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto, Kaduna, Gombe, Yobe, Bauchi, Adamawa and Taraba, Osun, Akwa Ibom and Bayelsa states. Mr Obi won in Edo, Cross River, Delta, Lagos, FCT, Plateau, Imo, Ebonyi, Nasarawa, Anambra, Abia and Enugu states. 
 
The APC candidate scored the constitutionally required majority votes, and also secured the second requirement of 25 percent of the votes in 25 states (two-thirds of Nigeria’s 36 states and Abuja), as required by Section 134 of the Constitution.

Bola Tinubu Political Career

Bola Tinubu Biography is a testament to the power of hard work and determination, and he remains a significant figure in Nigerian politics and business. 

Tinubu began his political career in the early 1990s, serving as a Senator representing the Lagos West constituency in the Nigerian Senate.

Fast forward to when he started gaining footing in the Nigerian government. Ahmed Tinubu became a member of the Social Democratic Party, SDP In 1992. 

He was elected Governor of Lagos State in 1999 and served for two terms until 2007.

Bola Tinubu Biography Overview

Article TitleBola Tinubu Biography
Politicians NameBola Tinubu
Date of BirthMarch 29, 1952, in
Birth PlaceLagos
CategoryBiography
Age 71 years 
Wife NameOluremi Tinubu

Bola Tinubu Education

According to Bola Tinubu Education, Tinubu attended Children’s Home School in Ibadan and St. John’s Basic School in Aroloya, Lagos. He then went on to obtain his secondary school education at the prestigious Government College, Ibadan.After completing his secondary education, Tinubu proceeded to the United States of America, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Chicago State University in 1979. He also obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from the same university in 1983.

Tinubu Net Worth 2023

Bola Tinubu worked for American firms such as Arthur Andersen, Deloitte, Haskins & Sells, and GTE Services Corporation before entering politics in 1992. He returned to Nigeria in 1983 and began working for Mobil Oil Nigeria. Tinubu Net Worth 2023 is not yet confirmed, according to sources.

Bola Tinubu was elected to the Senate on the Social Democratic Party (SDP) platform to represent the Lagos West constituency; however, the elections were subsequently canceled in 1993 under Sani Abacha’s military dictatorship. Tinubu’s net worth is expected to be $32.7 billion in 2023.

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Election challenges

The voting was mostly peaceful, but was troubled by long delays at many polling stations, while technical hitches disrupted the uploading of results to a central website, fuelling concerns over vote rigging.

INEC introduced biometric voter identification technology for the first time at the national level and its IReV central database for uploading results to improve transparency.

However, opposition parties said failures in the system to upload tallies allowed for ballot manipulation and disparities in the results from the manual counts at local polling stations.

During tallying, PDP and Labour kicked against further announcement of the results despite clinching major upsets and winning in the stronghold of the APC.

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