Bola Tinubu was declared the winner in Nigeria’s presidential election despite earlier demands by rivals for a rematch.
Tinubu ran for the All Progressives Congress party and received 8,794,726 votes. Atiku Abubakar, from the People’s Democratic Party, came in second with 6,984,520.
According to the Independent National Electoral Commission, Peter Obi of the Labour Party, who was described as a wildcard and appealed to younger voters, came in third with 6,101 533, votes.
Two of the leading opposition parties claimed that delays in uploading results allowed for irregularities. Mr Obi and Mr Abubakar are expected to appeal to the court.
The All Progressives Congress party, which won the victory, said that they should accept defeat and not cause any trouble.
The results will be appealed by the rivals within three weeks.
They will have to show that the national electoral body violated the law and did not act in a manner that could have affected the outcome of the election.
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According to the campaign website of Mr Tinubu, he was born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1952 to a Muslim family belonging to the Yoruba ethnicity. However, some claim he may be older.
In the 1970s, he moved to the USA and worked as a dishwasher, taxi driver, night guard and other jobs to help pay for his education.
He graduated from Chicago State University in 1979 with a degree in business administration. In the 1980s, he returned to Nigeria, initially working as an auditor for Mobil Oil Company.
After the end of military rule, he was elected governor in Lagos in 1999.
He was elected to two terms. There were differing opinions about his success. While some say he improved the infrastructure, others feel that the city is still in deep dysfunction.