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Tinubu Defeat Osinbajo, Amaechi, Others To Become 2023 APC Presidential Candidate

 The National leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has been declared as the winner of the ruling party, APC Presidential Primary Election which was held at Eagle Square in Abuja.

Asiwaju Tinubu won 1668 votes after votes in all the boxes that were sorted & count.

He is trailed by former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

While Amaechi has obtained 316 votes, Osinbajo polled 235 votes respectively.

Other Fourteen aspirants are Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajuba, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Mr Ahmed Rufai, Senator Rochas Okorocha, Mr Jack Rich, Gov. Ben Ayade, Gov. David Umuahi, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Sen. Ahmed Yarima, Dr Ahmed Lawal, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, Gov. Yahaya Bello and Mr Ogbonnaya Onu.

Nine aspirants had earlier withdrawn from the race including Mrs Uju Kennedy Ohnenye, Dr Felix Nicholas, former Gov. Godswill Akpabio, former Gov. Ibikunle Amosun, former Speaker Dimeji Bankole, Sen. Ajayi Boroffice, Gov. Muhammad Badaru, Sen. Ken Nnamani and Gov. Kayode Fayemi.

Heres the results..

Bola Tinubu – 1668

Yemi Osinbajo – 235

Tunde Bakare – 0 Votes

Ahmed Rufai – 4 Votes

Umahi David – 38 votes

Nwajiuba Ifeanyi – 1 Vote

Amaechi Rotimi – 316 Votes

Rochas Okorocha – 0 votes

Ahmed Lawan – 152 votes

Ogbonnaya Onu – 1 vote

Ben Ayade – 37 votes

Chief Mukelu – 0 vote

However, the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, has hailed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo after losing the primary election.

PYO you remain my hero for life. Congratulations to everyone who has been part of this movement. God bless you all and may we not trade our nation away as some did yesterday, Ojodu said.

A total of 2,260 delegates of the All Progressives Congress voted at the ongoing party’s Presidential Primary at Eagle Square, Abuja.

The total rundown of states and their respective accredited delegates are as follows

Abia 50 Adamawa- 62 Anambra- 63 Bayelsa- 24 Bauchi 55  Benue 64 Borno- 81  Cross River 54  Delta- 73 Enugu- 51 Ekiti 48 Edo 54 Ebonyi 38 CT 80.

Others are Gombe 33 Imo 81 Jigawa 81 Lagos 60 Plateau 51 Katsina 102 Kebbi 63 Kwara 48 Kogi 63  Kaduna  61 Kano  126 Nasarawa 39 Niger 75 Ondo 54 Ogun 60 Oyo 99 Osun 90 Rivers 69 Sokoto 69 Taraba 46 Yobe 51 and Zamfara 42.

The selected members of APC have gathered to choose a candidate for next years election to replace the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

Tinubu has now been selected as the candidate to face 75-year old Atiku Abubakar of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, among others in the February 25, 2023 presidential ballot.

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