Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos, was declared the winner of Nigeria's presidential election early on Wednesday.
This represents a triumph for the ruling party despite Muhammadu Buhari, the country's departing president, being unpopular.
The opposition has vowed to challenge the results, arguing that a new election should be held with a new elections head. This includes the campaigns of both outsider candidate Peter Obi and former vice president Atiku Abubakar.
According to the Independent National Electoral Commission's figures, Tinubu, 70, who is regarded as a kingmaker in Nigerian politics, won 36% of the more than 24 million votes cast (INEC).
He also met the conditions to become president of Nigeria by receiving more than 25% of the vote in more than two-thirds of the country's 36 states plus Abuja.
With Buhari's backing and a significant voter turnout campaign in his favor, Tinubu ran under the slogan "It's my turn." He benefited from the opposition being split between Abubakar, 76, who was running for president for the sixth time, and Obi, 61, a popular former governor.
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