The flag bearer of the APC (All Progressives Congress) and political veteran Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has emerged winner of Nigeria’s keenly contested presidential elections.
Ahmed Bola Tinubu is an accountant by training and has served in a number of internationally reputable organizations at home and abroad like Mobile Nigeria and Deloitte before delving into politics in 1992.
He is one of Nigeria’s political activists who fought for a democratic system of government after the military regime.
Ahmed Tinubu was governor of Lagos state, (Nigeria’s commercial capital) from 1999 – 2007 and a senator for the western part of Lagos state in 1993.
Though he made 8,794,726 votes from 12 states beating Atiku Abubakar of the PDP (People’s Democratic Party) who had 6,984,520 votes from 12 states and Peter Obi of the Labour Party who had 6,101,533 votes from 11 states including the FCT (Federal Capital Territory) to emerge as Nigeria’s president-elect.
Some of the opposition parties, like Labour Party and PDP (People’s Democratic Party), have decided to challenge the election results by taking Ahmed Bola Tinubu to court due to several electoral malpractices that ensued during the elections.