How Atiku, Tinubu, Obidients reacted to Kenyan presidential election results

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Obi, Tinubu, Atiku

By Biodun Busari

The declaration of Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto as winner of the presidential election has not only caused controversies in the East African country, but also in Nigeria, the most populous black nation.

Ruto, who won by 50.49% (7,176,141 votes) was declared the President-elect by the electoral agency, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Wafuka Chebukati on Monday.

However, Raila Odinga, who has contested five times, garnered 48.85% (6,942,930 votes), and rejected the result describing it as “null and void.”

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Similarly, four of the seven IEBC commissioners, led by vice chairperson Juliana Cherera, have faulted the results.

It has been a different narrative in Nigeria, the country that has arguably blazed the trail in politics and diplomatic relations in the African continent, as its people trade words ahead of the 2023 general elections using presidential…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper