- There are indications that most of the APC delegates at the presidential primary voted for Bola Ahmed Tinubu
- As it stands, not less than two ballot boxes have been sorted and Tinubu is taking an early lead over other aspirants
- While organisers of the APC primary sorted the boxes, Jagaban's name was heard more than those of other hopefuls
Eagle Square, Abuja - Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Wednesday, June 7, is said to have jumped into an early lead in the All Progressives Congress, (APC) presidential primary.
This welcome news for the former Lagos governor is coming while the sorting of ballots is still ongoing organisers of the primary election at Eagle Square, Abuja, Vanguard reports.
The APC national leader's name was mentioned more than his opponents while officials who conducted the voting exercise sorted two ballot boxes.
Punch has that Tinubu has won 10 of the 10 boxes sorted so far, polling more than 750 votes already.
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Tinubu's clear coast for victory in the election is not strange as not less than six presidential aspirants stepped down for him before the voting began.
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Meanwhile, Senator Kabiru Gaya (Kano South) had stated there were ongoing efforts to reduce the list of proposed presidential aspirants to two.
He stated as at Tuesday evening, the contest was between Tinubu and Vice-president Yemi Osinbajo.
Gaya spoke in an interview with journalists at the primary ground in Abuja.
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Shettima who is a keen supporter of Tinubu said that the former Lagos governor had paid the price, adding that he was very instrumental in the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2025.
“We are in a democratic situation but I’m afraid it might be catastrophic for the party. I’m not a prophet of doom; I’m an internal optimist. We have done our own bidding and by God’s grace, our candidate will emerge as the presidential flagbearer of the APC in the next 72 hours."