- Rotimi Amaechi has congratulated Asiwaju Bola Tinubu who emerged as the flagbearer of the ruling APC on Wednesday, June 8
- President Muhammadu Buhari's ex-minister in a statement urged all aspirants to work together for the victory of Tinubu in the forthcoming general election
- Meanwhile, at the presidential primary concluded in Abuja Wednesday, Tinubu, who polled 1,271 votes, defeated his closest opponent Amaechi, who scored 316 votes
The Amaechi presidential media committee has congratulated Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his victory at the just concluded presidential primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and his subsequent emergence as the presidential flagbearer of the party.
In a statement signed by the committee’s chairman, Kingsley Wenenda Wali, Amaechi called on all the aspirants to come together to work for the victory of Tinubu and APC in the 2023 presidential election, Daily Trust reports.
Rotimi Ameachi discloses
The statement reads:
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“We acknowledge that his victory follows a highly charged contest, which as expected, could only produce one winner.
“It is, therefore, our hope that following the emergence of Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu as our Party’s Presidential Candidate, all Aspirants will now close ranks and work hard to ensure our Party’s victory at the 2023 Presidential Election.
“We thank all who in many remarkable ways supported the Presidential aspiration of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi and urge them to see the outcome of the primaries as a victory for democracy, which signposts the maturity and evolution of the political culture of Africa’s largest democracy, Nigeria.”
Tinubu defeats Amaechi at the primary
Premium Times report added that at the presidential primary, Tinubu, who polled 1,271 votes, defeated 13 others in the race. His closest opponent was the former minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who scored 316 votes.
Tinubu, while declaring his intention to run for the presidency of Nigeria in January, said it has always been his lifetime ambition.
Nigerians in their usual way took to the Facebook page of Legit.ng and reacted to the development.
Attah Dan said
"Lesson from Tinubu's victory: Learn to invest in people. They are your power when your personal strength fails."
Emeka Abah wrote
"Mr Peter Obi for president, our vote must count."
Adediran Adedotun said
"Sentiment apart ASIWAJU TINUBU is the only man who has been thinking out of box to perform wonders and is the only man who can do it."
Alfredo Possible Unusual queried
"Aspirants will now close ranks and work hard to ensure another ministerial job go straight to the point sir."
Ebere Bonaventure Chinonso noted
"And Nigerians will work for the victory of Nigeria/Nigerians by disgracing failure party coming next election."
Zubi Mefor affirmed
"The highest bidder has bought the presidency of APC,I weep for this country,recycling themselves ,from being senator,they will become governor ,and suddenly you will see their children taken up their places in parliament,Naija is dead and this is a wasted generation."
Afolabi Omotayo opined
"Can you imagine, so that he can continue with his appointment, that's just the main reason of this statement. They will recycle themselves again. It is well with Nigeria!"
APC primary: Why I stepped down for Tinubu, Fayemi reveals
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.