Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan is the winner of the presidential election in Nigeria, the chairman of Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission declared Monday.
"Goodluck E. Jonathan of PDP, having satisfied the requirements of the law and scored the highest number of votes, is hereby declared the winner," Chairman Attahiru Jega said.
He said the ruling Peoples Democratic Party won 22,495,187 of the 39,469,484 votes cast Sunday, far outstripping the Congress for Progressive Change, the main opposition party, which won 12,214,853.
In addition, Jonathan won the needed 25% of the vote in two-thirds of the states plus Abuja, the capital.
Only the PDP certified the results by signing them; representatives of the other parties refused to do so.FULL STORY