The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the winner of the 2023 presidential election in Ondo State, Southwest Nigeria. The results, which were announced on Monday, showed Tinubu with a comfortable lead over his closest rival, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who received 115,463 votes. Peter Obi of the Labour Party was a distant third with 47,350 votes.
Tinubu’s victory in Ondo State marks the second state officially announced by INEC where he has emerged as the winner. The first was Ekiti State where he won with a landslide victory. With the outcome in Ondo, Tinubu has extended his lead in the presidential race, with Nigerians eagerly awaiting the results from other states across the country.
The 2023 presidential election has been keenly contested by several candidates from various political parties, but Tinubu has emerged as one of the front runners. His victory in Ondo State is a significant boost to his campaign, and it reinforces the belief that he is a popular candidate who enjoys widespread support across the country.
As the results from other states are collated and announced by INEC, Nigerians are eagerly watching to see who will emerge as the overall winner of the presidential election. The election has been generally peaceful, and the conduct of INEC has been commended by many stakeholders, including international observers.
Tinubu’s victory in Ondo State is a significant milestone in his quest to become Nigeria’s next president. It is a clear indication that he is a formidable candidate who has the support of many Nigerians. However, as the election results continue to be collated and announced, the race for the presidency remains open, and anything can still happen.
Source: Alby News Ghana