- Dimeji Bankole, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, stepped down for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
- The former Speaker said he withdrew from the race for his elder, Tinubu, because he would also like to grow old
- Others such as Governor Kayode Fayemi and Senate Godswill Akpabio also stepped down for Tinubu, the former Lagos governor
Eagle Square - A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, has stepped down for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state.
He announced this at the ongoing national convention of the party.
“Because I like to grow old, I hereby withdraw for my elder, Tinubu,” Bankole said in Yoruba language.
Godswill Akpabio steps down for Bola 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."
Governor Fayemi steps down 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.
Governor Badaru had earlier withdrawn from the presidential race after northern governors agreed that the presidential ticket of the ruling APC should be given to the south in 2023.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.