President Jonathan got 22,495,187 votes or 57% of the total votes cast and secured 25% of the votes cast in 31 states as required by the constitution to win the election. His closest follow-up, CPC candidate Muhammadu Buhari secured 12,214,853 votes or 31% of the total votes cast and secured 25% the votes cast in 16 states. ACN Nuhu Ribadu got 2, 079, 151 votes or 5 percent with only one win in Osun State while Malam Ibrahim Shekarau, ANPP candidate got 917,012,000 votes or 2 percent of the votes cast without any win in any state. There was a 54% voter turn-out in the election.
Icheoku says congratulation to Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan on his election as the next president of Nigeria for the next four years. Admitted he was not our primaries candidate of choice; but after the primaries, he was the only one with the least sins among the pack of presidential candidates, hence our tacit support. Be that as it may, Nigerian electorates have spoken and in a voice so loud and clear, with overwhelming majority votes of over twenty million, that President Jonathan is it. Our congratulations Mr President and President-elect Goodluck Jonathan; may God continue to guide your actions through the remainder of your term and the next four years, Amen!