Photos: Tinubu, Shettima receive Certificate of Return from INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has presented a Certificate of Return to Bola Tinubu, the winner of the February 25, presidential elections.

The certificate was presented to Tinubu by the Chairman of INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu who is also Returning Officer of the election.

Yakubu first invited the President-elect, Tinubu to collect and sign the Certificate of Return.

He, thereafter, invited the Vice president-elect, Kashim Shettima, who also collected and sign the Certificate of Return.

Present at the event were the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, Speaker House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, Governors under the platform of APC, Ministers and party members.

INEC had earlier declared Tinubu, the candidate of the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of Saturday’s presidential election.

The former Lagos state governor polled a total vote of 8,794,726 to defeat his closest rival and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar who scored 6,984,520 votes, and Peter Obi of the Labour party who polled 6,101,533 votes.

The presidential candidate of the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP), Rabiu Kwankwaso came a distant fourth with a total votes of 1,496,687 votes.

He also scored over 25 per cent of the votes cast in 30 states, more than the 24 states constitutionally required.

Yakubu said the registered voters for the election was 93,469,008, while 25,286,616 voters were accredited.

He added that the total valid votes was 24,025,940, while total rejected votes was 939,278.

The chairman said the total number of votes cast was 24,965,218.

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