President Muhammadu Buhari says he will wait for the final results declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to know the outcome of Saturday’s presidential and national elections.
Speaking after he arrived Abuja from his home state of Katsina, Buhari said he would not depend on rumours.
Results electoral officials declared at wards and state collation centers show the president has not performed badly
Asked to comment on this, he said, “I don’t want to depend on rumours, but we will rather wait for INEC to announce the results”, he said.
On what he expect from Nigerians, the president said, “Well, l hope that Nigerians will appreciate that it was this government which made sure that they were allowed in security and peace to cast their votes for whichever party and candidates they wanted.”
Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of INEC, has declared the national collation center in Abuja open, and results of two states have been announced.
Buhari won in both states, Osun and Ekiti. He has also secured massive votes in the north, his stronghold.
Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is his rival in the election.