On Wednesday, Bola Ahmed Tinubu won the Nigerian presidential elections.
Tinubu, who represents the ruling All Progressives Congress party, received close to 8.8 million votes, according to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) chairman Mahmood Yakubu.
He got his victory against Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who represents the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP), and Peter Obi, who has widely popular among young people.
In an acceptance speech, Tinubu thanked voters, adding that he is: “profoundly humbled.”
“This is a shining moment in the life of any man and an affirmation of our democratic existence,” he said. “I represent a promise and with your support, I know that promise will be fulfilled." He also asked all parties to “team up together” for a strong country.
Different video footage from the capital Abuja depicted Tinubu’s supporters cheering and celebrating the win in the streets.