This was disclosed by Nigeria’s Aviation minister Osita Chidoka.
He also gave hints that Mr Jonathan will be addressing the nation after a meeting with his party officials.
Official declaration is, however, yet to be announced by the Independent Electoral Commission.
The 72-year-old stretched Mr Jonathan by about 2 million votes, a testament to the faith Nigerians have put in him as a born-again democrat intent on cleaning up Nigeria's perceived corrupt politics.
Incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, whose five years in office have been plagued by corruption scandals and an insurgency by the deadly Boko Haram militia, polled about 11 million votes.