2019 presidential election result: INEC Chairman speaks on when winner will be announced

 Mahmood Yakubu

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that in no time, the next winner of 2019 presidential election would be announced.

Professor Mahmood Yakubu, Chairman of INEC, said this in Abuja on Sunday during a brief interaction with the media at the International Conference Centre.

When asked on the state of results following Saturday’s vote, Mahmood said “the next President of Nigeria would be announced in not too distant future.”

Yakubu further expressed satisfaction with the election but also admitted that there were glitches in several parts of the country from Lagos to Imo and FCT, Abuja.

Yakubu said: “Work continues; I am inviting all you who are accredited, at 6pm, to please come to the national collation centre.

“There will be a formal inauguration and it is from there, hopefully in the not too distant future, the commission will make a formal declaration of who the next President of the Federal republic of Nigeria is.”