Bola Tinubu wins Nigeria’s disputed presidential election

Nigerians awoke to a new president Wednesday, with ruling party candidate Bola Tinubu declared the winner of the country’s election. As he thanked his supporters, he appealed for reconciliation with his rivals, who are already demanding a revote in Africa’s most populous nation.

The announcement by election officials overnight was likely to lead to a court challenge by the second and third-highest finishers in the weekend vote, Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi. Mr. Abubakar also finished second in the previous vote in 2019, and appealed those results although his lawsuit ultimately was dismissed.

Mr. Tinubu’s ruling All Progressives Congress party urged the opposition Tuesday to accept defeat and not cause trouble after they had demanded a revote, saying that delays in uploading election results had made room for irregularities.

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