Buhari wins presidential election, floors Jonathan
Written by Taiwo Adediran on April 1, 2015
The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.), has won the March 28 presidential election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission declared him winner of the 2015 presidential election at exactly three-forty-six a.m on Wednesday after three days of collation of the results from states in Abuja.
Buhari, contesting the office for the fourth time, polled 15,424,921 votes against incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, of the Peoples democratic Party to clinch the presidential seat.
Jonathan scored 12,853,162 votes.
The President-elect, a Head of State between 1984 and August 1985, won the contest in 21 states of the federation, leaving Jonathan with victories in 15 states and the Federal Capital Territory.
Buhari won the election in 16 northern states and five south western states while Jonathan won the poll in three northern states, the FCT and 12 South-South and South-East states.
The highest number of votes was recorded in Kano, where Buhari scored 1,903,999 votes while Jonathan recorded his biggest victory in a controversial election in Rivers, garnering 1,487,075 votes in the state, where a large scale protest had attempted to stop the huge vote.