Bola Tinubu, the former governor of Lagos State, has been declared the winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary elections.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and former Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi were defeated by the Asiwaju of Lagos, who received half of the total votes.
Around 2,322 delegates from around the country descended to Eagles Square in Abuja to determine the party’s flagbearer ahead of the general elections in 2023.
Tinubu, who also serves as the APC National Leader, received 1,299 votes, while his main opponents, Rotimi Amaechi and Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, received 316 and 235 votes, respectively.
Ahmed Lawan, the Senate President, received 152 votes, while Yahaya Bello, the Governor of Kogi State, received 47 votes.
Twenty-three (23) presidential aspirants were successfully vetted to participate in the primary out of all those who obtained the N100 million nomination forms.
With the present situation, Tinubu will compete for the highest political position in the next 2023 elections against former Vice President Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and other party candidates.
APC presidential primaries result score:
Bola Tinubu – 1299
Rotimi Amaechi – 316
Yemi Osinbajo – 235
Ahmed Lawan – 152
Yahaya Bello – 47
Dave Umahi – 28
Prof Ben Ayade – 37