The Results for the Nigeria Presidential Election held on Saturday 16th April 2011 has been announced. From the results Incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan has won the election beating his closest rival General Muhammad Buhari by a very good margin.
The results showed that the incumbent President, Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has won the race with over 22 million votes (22,495,187) and 58.89 per cent beating his closest rival, Muhammadu Buhari of the Congress of Progressive Change (CPC) who got over 12 million votes (12,214,853) and 31.98 per cent.
Nuhu Ribadu, the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) candidate came third with slightly over 2 million votes (2,079,151) and 5.41 per cent. A total number of 39, 469, 484 votes were cast but 1,259,506 votes were rejected as invalid votes.
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