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Buhari: I don’t want to depend on rumours – I’ll wait for INEC results

President Muhammadu Buhari has said 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.

Buhari speaking after he arrived Abuja from his home state of Katsina, said he would not rely on rumours concerning the results of the election.

Results declared so far by electoral official at wards and state collation centers indicate the president has not performed badly

When asked to comment on this, Buhari 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.”

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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.

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