President Muhammadu Buhari was awake the moment the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, was declaring him winner of the 2019 presidential election at about 4:38 am on Wednesday.

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DD reports that Buhari defeated his main challenger, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), 15,191,847 to 11,262,978 votes to emerge successful in his re-election bid.

Bashir Ahmad, the Personal Assistant to President Buhari on New Media, shared a clip on his verified Twitter handle of the moment his boss was announced re-elected. Buhari watches the event amid applause.

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Buhari 76, will serve for another four years when his current tenure expires on May 29, 2019.

President Buhari and Vice-President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, are expected to receive their Certificates of Return at 2 pm today (Wednesday).

Watch President Buhari’ reaction as INEC declared him winner of the 2019 presidential election this morning:

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