The former Lagos State Governor, and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress Bola Tinubu has been announced the winner of the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential primary elections.
Kebbi State Governor, Abubakar Bagudu, who announced the results said Tinubu obtained 1,271 votes to defeat his his major opponents, the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, who garnered 235 votes while the former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi polled 316 votes.
In his acceptance speech, the flagbearer of the ruling party called for unity, love, tolerance and peaceful coexistence in the country.
He assured that Nigeria will recover its lost glory to complete favourably with other countries in terms of economy and wealth creation.
About 2,322 delegates from across the country were present at the Eagle Square to elect the flag bearer of the party ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Tinubu contested against thirteen other aspirants, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Mr Ahmed Rufai, Senator Rochas Okorocha, Mr Jack Rich, Governor Ben Ayade, Governor David Umahi, Senator Ahmed Yarima, Dr Ahmed Lawan, Osinbajo, Amaechi, Governor Yahaya Bello and Mr Ogbonnaya Onu.
Nine aspirants had earlier stepped down, eight of whom asked their supporters to vote for Tinubu, while one asked his supporters to vote for Osinbajo.
Those who stepped down before voting began are Governors Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa state, Robert Boroffice, Ken Nnamani, Ibikunle Amosun, Dimeji Bankole, Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi and Godswill Akpabio.
With the current development, Tinubu will face the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and other party candidates to battle for the top political office in the forthcoming 2023 elections.