The former Lagos State Governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been announced the winner of the All Progressives Congress, APC, primary elections.
Tinubu garnered half of the total vote cast to beat his major opponents, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi.
About 2,322 delegates from across the country had stormed Eagles Square, Abuja, to elect the standard bearer of the party ahead of the 2023 general elections.
While Tinubu, who doubles as the National Leader of the party, got 1,299 votes, his major opponents, Amaechi and Osinbajo secured 316 and 235 votes respectively.
The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan got 152 votes while the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, scored 47 votes.
Among all the aspirants who procured the N100 million nomination forms, 23 were successfully screened to participate in the primary.
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.
Bola Tinubu – 1299
Rotimi Amaechi – 316
Yemi Osinbajo – 235
Ahmed Lawan – 152
Yahaya Bello – 47
Dave Umahi – 28
Prof Ben Ayade – 37
Rochas Okorocha – 0
During the party primary the former Governor of Abia State Dr Ogbonnaya Onu reminded all party faithful that the fair deal would have been to zone the party presidential ticket to the South East.
Onu, also pontificated that the party was not fair to the people of the South East under the new arrangement.
Kayode Fayemi, Dimeji Bankole, Godswill Akpabio, Ibikunle Amosun, Boroffice and Baderu had earlier stepped down for Bola Ahmed Tinubu.