The candidate of the ruling party in Nigeria, Bola Tinubu, won the presidential election on Wednesday in the first round, according to the provisional results of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

At 70, this multimillionaire Muslim in the eternal traditional Yoruba hat has signed a rise to the top of power punctuated by accusations of corruption. Without ever being convicted.

He kept repeating that his “hour” had come: Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a politician as powerful as he was controversial, won the presidential election in Nigeria on Wednesday March 1, 2023 against a backdrop of accusations of fraud.

He won with a comfortable lead of almost two million votes over the other candidates, according to the results of INEC.

With his victory, this multimillionaire Muslim, an ardent defender of democracy in exile during the military dictatorship of the 1990s, has now climbed all the political levels. A rise punctuated by many accusations of corruption, without him ever being convicted.

For this election, the ruling party APC faced very committed opposition. Especially with the emergence of a surprise candidate, Peter Obi, favorite of urban youth, who came third behind former vice-president Atiku Abubakar of the opposition (PDP).