Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress has been returned as the president- elect by the Independent National Electoral commission.
INEC national chairman, Mahmood Yakubu who made the announcement in the early hours of Wednesday in Abuja, informed that Tinubu scored 8, 794, 726 votes to defeat 17 other challengers.
While Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples came second, Peter Obi of Labour Party took third position. Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party came a distant fourth.
The three leading presidential candidates won in 12 states each while Kwankwaso claimed only Kano State.
Tinubu edged Atiku, a former vice president and his closest challenger, with no fewer than 1.8 million votes