2023: INEC declares Tinubu as winner in Ekiti State

Ekiti State becomes the first state to announce the result of the 2023 presidential elections as INEC Presiding Officer, Prof Akeem Lasisi declares the candidate of  All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as winner in the state.

The Presiding Officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission for Ekiti State, Professor Akeem Lasisi, declared the former two-term Lagos State Governor winner of the election in Ekiti State after the collation of the remaining seven LGAs.

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu

Lasisi, of the Osun State University, Osogbo, said Tinubu scored 201,486 votes to emerge the winner of the election, while his closest rival and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar polled 89,554 votes. The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, scored 11,397 votes.

While Tinubu and former Vice President Abubakar scored over 25 per cent of the total votes cast, Obi, a former two-term Governor of Anambra State, did not.

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