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Tinubu is APC presidential candidate, pulls over 60% delegate votes

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Former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been formally declared the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in next year’s election.

The National Leader of the party pulled 1,271 votes to defeat a field of 13 other aspirants, who eventually contested in the primary election.

He will now go ahead to challenge the candidate of the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the election fixed for 25th February 2023.

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo was a distant third as he could only garner 235 votes.

Former Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi finished in second position. The former Governor of Rivers States pulled 316 votes.

Senate President Ahmad Lawan, who was announced as the consensus candidate by APC National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu on the eve of the election, scored 152 votes to place fourth.

Following the rash of withdrawals in Tinubu’s favour at the primary election ground on Tuesday evening, this online newspaper (Breezy News) projected victory for the obviously most formidable contestant in the race.

Among the aspirants who announced their withdrawal from the race as voting was about to commence were Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, who is also the Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum; and former Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.

Others who stepped down were Jigawa State Governor Badaru Abubakar; Senator Robert Boroffice; former Minister of Niger Delta, Senator Godwill Akpabio; former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Dimeji Bankole; and Mrs Uju Ken-Ohanenye (all for Tinubu); as well as the youngest aspirant, Mr Nicholas Felix who pulled out in favour of Osinbajo.

Former Senate President Ken Nnamani also steped down from the race but did not back any other aspirant.

The results of other aspirants who got to the finish line are:

Governor Yaya Bello – 47 votes

Governor Dave Umahi – 38 votes

Governor Ben Ayade – 37 votes

Senator Ahmad Rufai Sani – 4 votes

Chukwuemeja Uwaezuoke Nwajiuba – 1 vote

Former Governor, Dr. Christopher Onu – 1 vote

Senator Rochas Okorocha – 0 vote

Pastor Tunde Bakare – 0 vote

Tein Jack-Rich – 0 vote

Ikeobasi Mokelu – 0 vote

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  1. […] Osinbajo was a contestant at the primary election. He finished third with 235 delegate votes, as against 316 for former Minister of Transportation, Rt.… […]


  2. […] Tinubu overwhelmingly won the APC primary on 8th June with over 60 percent of the votes in a field of 14 aspirants, including Nwajiuba. 1The former governor of Lagos State scored 1,271 votes as against 316 by his closest rival, former Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Rotimi Amaechi. Nwajiuba had only one vote. […]


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