- The vice president of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has finally congratulated Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on winning the APC presidential primary
- Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos state, defeated Osinbajo and 13 others to clinch the presidential ticket of the ruling party
- In a statement released on Thursday, June 9, Osinbajo showered praise on Tinubu and urged party members to unite behind him
State House, Abuja - Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has congratulated Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his victory on Wednesday, June 8, at the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primaries.
Tinubu's contributions Nigeria democracy and its progress stand him out - Osinbajo
Hailing the APC presidential candidate who is his political benefactor, Osinbajo said Tinubu has for decades shown passion, patriotism, courage and determination in the cause of nation-building.
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He added that Tinubu's sterling contributions to the country's democracy and its progress stand him out.
The vice president also urged APC members to unite behind Tinubu to ensure the party wins in 2023.
Below is the full statement signed personally by the vice president:
"I congratulate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his victory at our party primaries and his emergence as the Presidential Candidate and Flagbearer of our great party, the APC for the forthcoming 2023 Presidential Elections.
"I also congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari and all leaders of the APC for a successful Special Convention and Presidential Primary.
"For many decades, our Flagbearer has shown passion, patriotism, courage and determination in the cause of nation-building. His sterling contributions to our democracy and its progress stand him out. His wealth of experience will certainly be critical in our party’s continued efforts to attain a more secure and prosperous Nigeria.
"To all members of our great party, regardless of who you voted for at the primaries, we must now unite behind our Presidential Candidate and Flagbearer to ensure victory for our party in the 2023 elections.
"As true progressives, we must remain strong and united in pursuing our collective vision as a party towards building a country that can provide a decent life and livelihoods for all our people.”
"Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN"
APC presidential primary: Amaechi congratulates Tinubu
In a similar development, the Amaechi presidential media committee has congratulated Tinubu on his victory at the just concluded presidential primaries of the APC.
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.