- Former Osun Governor Rauf Aregbesola has sent in a congratulatory message to Bola Ahmed Tinubu as he clinched the presidential ticket of the ruling APC
- The minister of interior in a tweet accompanied with photos of himself and the presidential hopeful prayed for the emergence of the APC presidential candidate at the polls in 2023
- Meanwhile, Aregbesola was a political godson of the national leader of APC before a political feud tore them apart
The minister of interior and former Governor of Osun state, Rauf Aregbesola, has congratulated the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over his emergence as the presidential candidate of the party ahead of the forthcoming 2023 general election.
Aregbesola, in a tweet via his verified Twitter handle, on Wednesday evening, June 8, described the emergence of Tinubu as a hard-fought victory, which according to him, demonstrated the winner as a dogged fighter.
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Asiwaju Bola Tinubu was declared the candidate of the APC in the just-concluded special convention of the party after polling 1,271 votes to defeat his closest rivals; Rotimi Amaechi and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who polled 316 and 235 votes respectively.
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"You have demonstrated once again that you are a dogged fighter and in your quest for the establishment of a democratic society, you are willing to go the whole hog."
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The former governor of Osun state tweeted:
"SENATOR ASIWAJU BOLA AHMED TINUBU
"CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR VICTORY
"I write to felicitate with you on your hard fought victory at the just concluded Presidential Primary election of our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC)."
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After a series of political intrigues and speculations, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has finally elected Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as its presidential candidate for the 2023 general elections.
The former governor of Lagos state was declared the winner and presented with the party’s flag on Wednesday, June 8, at the Eagle Square in Abuja.
He polled 1,271 votes to defeat his closest rival, Rotimi Amaechi, former transportation minister, who got 316 votes.
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The former Lagos state NURTW chairman said the APC chieftain had proven his credentials with his hard work and commitment.
Sending him good wishes ahead of the 2023 elections, Oluomo noted that Tinubu’s victory at the primary was well-deserved.