President Muhammadu Buhari has beaten Atiku Abubakar in a comprehensive victory in the 2019 presidential election, according to the official result announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, officially announced the incumbent the victor in Abuja in the early hours of Wednesday, February 27, 2019, nearly five days after Nigerians trooped to the polls on Saturday, February 23.

Buhari won 15,191,847 of the total votes cast while Atiku gained 11,262,978 votes, an astonishing victory margin of 3,928,869 votes.

The president won in 19 states including Ekiti (219,231), Osun (347,634), Kwara (308,984), Nasarawa (289,903), Kogi (285,894), Gombe (402,961), Yobe (497,914), Niger (612,371), Jigawa (794,738), and Kaduna (993,445).

Other states where he won are Bauchi (798,428), Lagos (580,825), Ogun (281,762), Kano (1,464,768), Katsina (1,232,133), Borno (836,496), Sokoto (490,333), Kebbi (581,552), and Zamfara (438,682).

Atiku won in 18 states including the FCT (259,997), Ondo (275,901), Abia (219,698), Enugu (355,553), Ebonyi (258,573), Anambra (524,738), Oyo (366,690), Adamawa (410,266), Edo (275,691), Benue (275,691).

Other states where he won are Imo (334,923), Plateau (548,665), Taraba (374,743), Cross River (295,737), Akwa-Ibom (395,832), Delta (594,068), Bayelsa (197,933) and Rivers (473,971).

Electoral map of the 2019 presidential campaign. Buhari won in 19 states, while Atiku won in 18 states (including the Federal Capital Territory)

Buhari won his first term victory in 2015 after he beat then-incumbent, Goodluck Jonathan, by 2,571,759 votes as he won 15,424,921 votes over his opponent's 12,853,162 votes.

Atiku has not yet called President Buhari to concede defeat like Jonathan did when he was defeated by the former military Head of State in 2015.

PDP kicks against Buhari's victory

The 2019 election was marred by violence in several parts of the country with incidents of ballot snatching, voter intimidation and other misconducts which led Atiku's Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to reject the results as soon as INEC started the collation and announcement on Monday, February 25.

The PDP chairman, Uche Secondus, addressed the media on Monday to announce that the results announced by INEC were unacceptable to the party and the Nigerian people.

He accused officials in President Buhari's government of colluding with INEC officials to disenfranchise Nigerians and manipulate figures of polling units where the PDP won.

He said the ruling party's strategy has been "murderous, undignified, and disrespectful of the wishes of the electorate".

At another press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, February 26, the Deputy Director General of the party's presidential campaign organisation, Tanimu Turaki (SAN), demanded an immediate halt to the collation of results until data from the smart card reader accreditation at the polling units were made available to all the parties involved in the election.

The party also called on INEC to conduct fresh elections in Yobe, Zamfara, and Borno states due to voting irregularities.

With the party failing to accept the result of the election, it's expected that it would most likely end up at a tribunal and go all the way to the Supreme Court where the president recently suspended its head, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.

States APC PDP AAC ANN YPP Total valid votes Total rejected votes Total votes cast
Abia 85,058 219,698 212 88 720 323,291 21,180 344,471
Adamawa 378,078 410,266 282 162 109 8111,534 49,222 860,756
Akwa Ibom 175,429 395,832 222 95 118 578,775 26,365 605,140
Anambra 33,298 524,738 124 45 4,091 605,734 19,301 635,035
Bauchi 798,428 209,313 183 46 112 1,024,307 37,648 1,061,955
Bayelsa 118,821 197,933 126 37 50 321,767 14,089 335,856
Benue 347,668 356,817 309 201 557 728,912 34,960 763,872
Borno 836,496 71,788 269 29 78 919,786 35,419 955,205
Cross Rivers 117,302 295,737 242 88 217 421,901 24,145 446,046
Delta 221,292 594,068 1,626 320 497 829,762 52,492 882,254
Ebonyi 90,726 258,273 205 683 192 359.131 20,263 379,394
Edo 267,842 275,691 3,106 273 531 560,711 38,517 599,228
Ekiti 219,231 154,032 400 88 68 381,132 12,577 393,709
Enugu 54,423 355,553 219 141 1,379 421,014 30,049 451,063
Gombe 402,961 138,484 165 78 39 554,203 26,446 580,649
Imo 140,463 334,923 467 119 676 511,586 31,191 542,777
Jigawa 794,738 289,895 226 66 67 1,106,244 43,678 1,149,922
Kaduna 993,445 649,612 243 261 196 1,663,603 45,402 1,709,005
Kano 1,464,768 391,593 416 114 200 1,891,134 73,617 1,964,751
Katsina 1,232,133 308,056 186 82 61 1,555,473 63,712 1,619,185
Kebbi 581,552 154,282 276 99 53 756,605 47,150 803,755
Kogi 285,894 218,207 250 89 87 521,016 32,480 553,496
Kwara 308,984 138,184 401 422 140 459,676 26,578 486,254
Lagos 580,825 448,015 8,910 6,946 5,733 1,089,567 67,023 1,156,590
Nasarawa 289,903 283,947 75 45 44 580,778 18,62 599,399
Niger 612,371 218,052 324 145 113 851,937 45,039 896,976
Ogun 281,762 194,655 3,196 1509 553 564,256 41,682 605,938
Ondo 241,769 275,901 4,414 311 1,224 555,994 30,833 586,827
Osun 347, 634 337,377 1,022 268 189 714,682 17,200 731,882
Oyo 365,229 366,690 4,014 1,896 1,608 836,531 54,549 891,080
Plateau 468,555 548,665 268 796 442 1,034,853 28,009 1,062,862
Rivers 150,710 473,971 372 365 415 642,165 24,420 666,585
Sokoto 490,333 361,604 181 124 84 871,891 54,049 925,940
Taraba 324,906 374,743 116 35 80 712,877 28,687 741,564
Yobe 497,914 50,763 137 37 36 559,365 26,772 586,137
Zamfara 438,682 125,423 186 24 44 578,439 18,785 597,224
FCT 152,224 259,997 583 652 1083 423,951 27,457 451,408