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Jega Declares General Buhari Winner Of 2015 Presidential Election

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The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 announced that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the Saturday, March 28, 2015 presidential election.

INEC Chairman Professor Jega
INEC Chairman Professor Jega

General Buhari defeated the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by over two million votes, meeting the minimum requirements to be declared winner.

Announcing the results, Jega said: “Distinguished ladies and gentlemen, having taken results from the 36 states and the FCT, we will proceed with computation and tallying.

“National Commissioner of INEC, distinguished ladies and gentlemen we are now ready to announce the 2015 results.

“As we are all aware 14 candidates from 14 parties were fielded for the elections.”

Jega went on to announce figures for the polls as follows:

AA: 22,125,

ACPN: 40,311

AD: 30,673

ADC: 29,666

APA: 53,537

APC: 15,424,921

CPP: 36,300

HOPE: 7,435

KOWA: 13,076

NCP: 24,455

PDP: 12,853,162


UDP: 9,208


Accredited Voters: 31,756,490

Total Valid Votes: 28,587,564

Rejected Votes: 844, 519

Total: 29,432,083

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