APC Presidential Primary: Godswill Akpabio Steps Down for Bola Tinubu

APC Presidential Primary: Godswill Akpabio Steps Down for Bola Tinubu

  • At the ongoing presidential primaries of the APC, Senator Akpabio has stepped down for the former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
  • The former minister said though he stepped down for Tinubu, he is also ably qualified to be the president of Nigeria
  • Kayode Fayemi, the governor of Ekiti state, also stepped down for Tinubu and urged all delegates to vote for him

Eagle Square, Abuja - Senator Godswill Akpabio, former minister of Niger Delta Affairs, has stepped down from the APC presidential primary in favour of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

The former minister announced this while giving his remarks at the ongoing national convention of the ruling party.

APC Presidential Primary, Godswill Akpabio, Bola Tinubu
Former Niger Delta affairs minister Godswill Akpabio asks delegates to vote for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Photo credit: Godswill Obot Akpabio
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He said:

“I am ably qualified to be your President. But I have stepped down for Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Vote for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Unite Nigeria, vote for Tinubu."

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Governor Fayemi steps down for Tinubu

In a similar development, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state has stepped down from the APC presidential race for Tinubu.

Governor Fayemi called on all delegates to vote for Tinubu, saying the former Lagos state governor deserves the presidential ticket of the APC.

While making his speech at the Eagles Square, the venue of the party's presidential primary on Tuesday, June 7, Fayemi said that he was prepared to sacrifice his ambition to be president of Nigeria for Tinubu.

After withdrawing from presidential race, northern governor tells delegates who to vote for

Meanwhile, the governor of Jigawa state, Abubakar Badaru, also urged delegates at the ongoing presidential primaries of the APC to vote for Tinubu.

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Governor Badaru had earlier withdrawn from the presidential race after northern governors agreed that the presidential ticket of the ruling APC should be given to the south in 2023.

APC primary: I’m not stepping down, I want to become next president, Bakare declares

Amid gale of withdrawals for the national leader of the APC, Tinubu, Pastor Tunde Bakare, vowed not to step down.

Unlike other aspirants, Pastor Bakare did not step down for any aspirant as he expressed confidence in becoming Nigeria’s next president.

He promised to transform Nigeria if elected.

Source: Legit.ng

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