APC Presidential Primary: Full List of Aspirants Who Did Not Step Down

APC Presidential Primary: Full List of Aspirants Who Did Not Step Down

Eagle Square - At the presidential primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at Eagle Square in Abuja, at least 14 aspirants are set to slug it out.

Others have stepped down from the race as the voting is about to commence.

APC Presidential Primary, Aspirants, Step Down, Rotimi Amaechi, Osinbajo
Former transportation minister Rotimi Amaechi among the APC presidential aspirants who did not step down. Photo credit: @ChibuikeAmaechi
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Aspirants who did not step down

  1. Chukwuemeka Uwaezuoke Nwajiuba
  2. Nweze David Umahi
  3. Gbolahan B. Bakare
  4. Ahmed B. Tinubu
  5. Ahmad Rufai Sani
  6. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi
  7. Yemi Osinbajo
  8. Rochas Anayo Okorocha
  9. Yahaya Bello
  10. Tein Jack-Rich
  11. Christopher Onu
  12. Ahmad Lawan
  13. Ben Ayade
  14. Ikeobasi Mokelu

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

Amid gale of withdrawal for the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, one of the presidential aspirants, Pastor Tunde Bakare, vowed not to step down.

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Unlike other candidates, 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.

Before his speech, he called for one-minute silence for victims of the Owo terrorist attack.

APC primary: Why I stepped down for Tinubu, Fayemi reveals

Meanwhile, the governor of Ekiti state, Fayemi, has explained why he stepped down for his political benefactor, Tinubu.

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.

"I am prepared to sacrifice my ambition to be president of Nigeria. I am a young man and I still have a lot of time ahead of me and one person I have worked with in the trenches of democratic struggles and in the cause of governing Nigeria side by side, shoulder to shoulder, my mentor, my leader and supporter of mine and great fighter for the unity of Nigeria that I will recommend to all my supporters and my delegates starting with the 48 delegates from Ekiti state alone and others from across the country is that you please accord me the respect to offer the support you are giving me to my elder brother, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. I am not doing him a favour but doing a duty of care for Nigeria," he said.

Source: Legit.ng

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