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Bola Tinubu addresses supporters after being declared winner

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Nigerian Tinubu on Wednesday spoke to supporters after officers declared him the winner of Saturday’s election in Africa’s most populous nation.

In his speech at his celebration’s headquarters in Abuja, Tinubu stated “the ship shouldn’t be sinking, or wither. We anchor properly beneath President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu.”

Tinubu allegedly acquired 37% of the vote, or almost 8.8 million, whereas principal opposition candidate Abubakar gained 29% with nearly 7 million.

Third-place finisher Obi took 25% with about 6.1 million, in response to the outcomes introduced on dwell tv by the Unbiased Nationwide Electoral Fee.

On Tuesday, the 2 main opposition events had demanded a revote, saying that it had been compromised by vote rigging and widespread violence.

This election was essentially the most extensive open in years, with a shock third-party candidate placing up an assertive problem.

On Tuesday, the chairmen of the 2 main opposition events — the Individuals’s Democratic Occasion and the Labour Occasion — called for the pinnacle of the federal government’s electoral fee to resign.

The ruling All Progressives Congress celebration urged the opposition to just accept defeat and never trigger hassle.