Nigerians have reacted as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, declared Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election.
INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu made the declaration on Wednesday morning at the INEC Collation center in Abuja.
Yakubu added that Buhari and Osinbajo will be presented their certificates of return at 2 pm later today.
This is after the official announcement of results from 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
Buhari has 15,191,847 votes, compared to the 11,262,978 votes recorded by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
A total of 73 presidential candidates participated in the election which held on Saturday.
Nigerians have since shared diverse reactions as Buhari wins.
Here are reactions gathered by #Team 247ariya.com from Nigerians on Twitter:
@Basma_bage “Your Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari, President Re-elect 2019-2023. GCFR.”
@Eimaan_D “SAI BABA! Congratulations! We’ve gotten the insults of our lives for voting you, we’ve been called names all because we voted you. Mr. President, make the next 4 YEARS the best in the History of NIGERIA! Make us Prouder. Congratulations once again Sir.”
@Pharmiginwa “Congrats Nigerians, the almajiri from far north has been reelected to serve another 4yrs as the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
@Rukkyabdulahi “Buhari is not our President, he rigged his way in.”
@iam_neche “Nigeria na scam!! Please that seat should be empty!! We need no president!!
@Finest_Able “Congratulations Buhari May God continue to strengthen you as you govern for the next 4years. Sai Baba!
@DBmillz “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to another 4yrs of suffering and hardship. Courtesy : Next level.”
@Lawrentom “I just hope Mr Bhuari will not continue to suffer the people of Nigeria.”
@Nuel_nuelzy “Nigerians, we had a choice BTW Extreme poverty and Wealth, Laziness or Entrepreneur, 3 cows or 1000+ cows, Lifeless or Agility, Impunity or Rule of Law.Seems former choices made.Whatever you have chosen, won’t affect my family and I.”
@Kpounds12 “Bullshit. Why declare a winner when elections was not conducted in lots of polling units in d south south Nd south east. Worst election by a million mile.”
@Waleonlinee “Congratulations Buhari. We only hope and pray that you will govern the country better than what you are doing now. Your performance now is not the best at all. You have so many areas of improvement. All the best.”
@d_legal_eagle “Buhari has no hidden wealth but he has the people.Buhari has no oil wells but he has the truth.Buhari didn’t share dollars but the people followed his integrity.”