Breaking: Unbeatable Tinubu Floors Osinbajo, Lawan, Amaechi, Others, Wins APC Presidential Primary
- Just as perceived, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has clinched the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress
- The former Lagos governor claimed over 1000 votes (precisely 1,271) after the ballot sorting and counting on Wednesday, June 8
- Tinubu is to battle for the presidency in 2023 with PDP's flagbearer, Atiku Abubakar, and candidates of other parties
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Eagle Square, Abuja - Despite the last-minute odds against him, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Wednesday, June 8, emerged as the winner of the All progressives Congress (APC)'s presidential primary held at Eagle Square, Abuja.
In a stiff contest, the Jagaban himself floored his challengers, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Rotimi Amaechi, Senate President Ahmad Lawan, and others, Punch reports.
From the votes sorted and counted, Tinubu claimed 1, 271 votes, while his closest challenger, Rotimi Amaechi, polled 316.
Next to Amaechi is Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who polled 235 votes.
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The votes claimed by other top contenders are as follows:
Senate President Ahmad Lawan - 152 votes
Rochas Okorocha - 0 vote
Tein Jack-Rich - 0 vote
Tunde Bakare - 0 vote
Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba - 1 vote
Governor David Umahi - 38 votes
Ogbonnaya Onu - 1 vote
Governor Yahaya Bello - 47 votes
Governor Ben Ayade - 37 votes.
This, of course, means that Tinubu will have to slug it out with Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and presidential candidates of other political parties in the 2023 general elections.
APC presidential primary: Osinbajo’s campaign spokesperson hails Tinubu
Meanwhile, Richard Akinnola, the spokesman of the Yemi Osinbajo Campaign Organisation, had congratulated Tinubu on his perceived victory at the APC presidential primary.
Akinnola in a statement shared on Facebook on Wednesday, June 8, congratulated Tinubu and described him as the presumed winner of the election.
Part of the statement read:
“In any contest, there must be a winner. However, I’m very proud of my choice of support in the person of Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.
“I have no iota of regret over my support for him. It was a privilege to play a pivotal role for him during the process. I would gladly do it over and over again. It’s a matter of conviction.
“And for all our supporters and other volunteers who worked assiduously, day and night on the PYO project, God bless you all. I’m so proud of all of you..."