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How 18 presidential candidates shared 25.3 million votes

How did all the presidential candidates on the ballot perform?

L-R: Presidential candidates of Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi; Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Dan Nwanyanwu; and All Progressives' Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu [Twitter/@MrJAGs]

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, crowned Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) the winner in the early hours of March 1, 2023.

Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) finished second and third, even though they each won 12 states — the same as Tinubu.

Out of a total of 93.5 million Nigerians on the register of voters, only 25.3 million participated.

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A total of 18 candidates contested for Nigeria’s biggest political prize, and this is how they finished the race.

  1. Bola Tinubu (APC) — 8,794,726
  2. Atiku Abubakar (PDP) — 6,984,520
  3. Peter Obi (LP) — 6,101,533
  4. Rabiu Kwankwaso (NNPP) — 1,496,687
  5. Dumebi Kachikwu (ADC) — 81,919
  6. Adewole Adebayo (SDP) — 80,267
  7. Dan Nwanyanwu (ZLP) — 77,665
  8. Kola Abiola (PRP) — 72,144
  9. Peter Umeadi (APGA) — 61,966
  10. Imumolen Christopher (A) — 61,014
  11. Abdul-Malik Ado-Ibrahim (YPP) — 60,600
  12. Yabagi Sani Yusuf (ADP) — 43,924
  13. Princess Ojei Chichi (APM) — 25,961
  14. Felix Johnson (NRM) — 24,869
  15. Sunday Adenuga (BP) — 16,156
  16. Omoyele Sowore (AAC) — 14,608
  17. Hamza Al-Mustapha (AA) — 14,542
  18. Charles Nnadi (APP) — 12,839

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