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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday morning after the Returning Officer for the 2019 presidential elections, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, declared him the winner of the election thanked the millions of Nigerians who voted for him to continue to serve them for the next four years.

Incumbent President Buhari of the All Progressives Party (APC) polled 15,191,847 votes to defeat the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who had 11,262,978 votes and others.

President Muhammadu Buhari was elected in 2015 on a wave of hope that he could defeat Boko Haram Islamists and turn around a country blighted by decades of corruption and poor governance.

But while he will go down in history as Nigeria’s first opposition candidate to defeat an incumbent, his first term was dominated by questions about his fitness to govern.

From May 2016 until mid-2017, Buhari was in London for medical treatment for increasingly long periods of time, forcing government denials that he was gravely ill or even dead.

To date, he has not disclosed details about his condition, apart from saying he had “never been so ill” and had to undergo multiple blood transfusions.

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