President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday maintained a lead over his main challenger Atiku Abubakar in the race to become Nigeria’s next president, with all states declared.

Buhari, 76, who is seeking a second term, won 19 states, including Kano, Katsina, Kaduna and Jigawa in his home region of North-West.

He also won in Kwara, Kogi Nasarawa and Niger States in North -Central and in Southwestern states of Lagos, Ogun, Ekiti, Osun and Ogun.

Buhari  also won in Northeastern states of Gombe, Borno, Bauchi and Yobe.

Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had a clean sweep of South-East and South-South states. He also won in his home state, Adamawa and Taraba, in North -Eeast.

The results from the Independent National Electoral Commission collation centre in Abuja on Wednesday morning showed that Buhari polled a total of 15, 219, 304 votes while Abubakar, with wins in 17 states and in Nigeria’s capital city Abuja, had a total of 11, 262, 978 votes.

The result showed that Buhari is comfortably leading Atiku with 3,956, 326 votes.

Final presidential election result