Nigeria’s electoral commission INEC declares Buhari winner of presidential election


ABUJA, Feb 27 – Nigeria’s electoral commission on Wednesday said incumbent Muhammadu Buhari won the country’s presidential election.

“Muhammadu Buhari…is hereby declared winner,” said Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Buhari defeated the main opposition party candidate Atiku Abubakar, a former vice president, to secure his second term.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

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