- Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu's chances of getting the presidential ticket of the ruling All Progressives (APC) have been boosted
- This is as Senator Ibikunle Amosun, a former governor of Ogun state, stepped down for him at the venue of the exercise
- Senator Amosun said he stepped down in the spirit of consensus building, adding that Tinubu is capable to rule Nigeria
Eagle Square, Abuja - A former governor of Ogun state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has stepped down from the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
He announced this at the ongoing national convention of the party, adding that Tinubu is capable of transforming the country.
The former governor said:
“In the spirit of consensus building, I have stepped down for Bola Ahmed Tinubu. There is no best man to do the job. It’s Tinubu."
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The former minister announced this while giving his remarks at the ongoing national convention of the ruling party.
“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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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.
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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the governor of Jigawa state, Abubakar Badaru, also urged delegates at the presidential primaries of the APC to vote for Tinubu.
Governor Badaru had earlier withdrawn from the presidential race after northern governors agreed that the presidential ticket of the ruling APC should be given to the south in 2023.