ASUU reacts as INEC declares Buhari winner

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The Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities, ASUU, has reacted to the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari at Saturday’s presidential election.

ASUU congratulated Nigerians on the choice of their president.

In a tweet via its official handle, ASUU wrote: “The union congratulates Nigerians on their choice of a president.

#NigeriaDecides2019result.”

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had on Wednesday morning declared presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, President Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election.

Chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu made the declaration on Wednesday morning at the ICC Collation centre in Abuja.

This follows the official announcement of results from 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) by the commission. Buhari polled a total of 15,191,847 votes, compared to the 11,262,978 votes recorded by Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

While Atiku has gained more votes, winning the incumbent President with wide margins in States in the South East and South-South, Buhari gathered insurmountable strength in the North.

A total of 73 presidential candidates participated in the election which held on Saturday.

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