Former Lagos Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has won the All Progressive Congress, presidential primaries.
Tinubu was announced the winner on Wednesday, June 8, at the Eagle Convention Centre, Abuja after getting 1,271 delegates votes.
His colleagues and their votes are; Amaechi – 316 votes, Osinbajo – 235 votes, Yahaya Bello – 47 votes, Tein Jack-Rich – 0 votes, Ogbonnaya Onu – 1 votes, Ahmed Lawan 152 votes, Ben Ayade – 37 votes.
There were Fourteen aspirants in the race and they 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Nine aspirants had earlier withdrawn from the race including Mrs Uju Kennedy-Ohnenye, Dr Felix Nicholas, former Gov.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.
Recall that 2,260 members of APC gathered to vote on Tuesday in key primaries to choose a candidate for next year’s election to replace the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). and to face 75-year-old Atiku Abubakar of the opposition People’s Democratic Party among others in the February 25, 2023 presidential ballot.