Official: Tinubu Floors Osinbajo, Amaechi, Lawan Others To Clinch APC Presidential Ticket - Matrixliveng
Official: Tinubu Floors Osinbajo, Amaechi, Lawan Others To Clinch APC Presidential Ticket
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Official: Tinubu Floors Osinbajo, Amaechi, Lawan Others To Clinch APC Presidential Ticket

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Former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has won the presidential ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 general elections.

He scored 1271 votes cast to defeat his opponents former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, who got 316 and 235 votes respectively to come second and third.

Declaring the winner, Atiku Bagudu, the Chairman of the Election Committee of the Convention and the Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) announced the result and congratulated the winner.

“This is to certify that Asiwaju having secured the highest votes is hereby declared the winner. I hereby declare him as the winner and he is the presidential candidate of the All-Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 Presidential Election” he declared.

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan came fourth with 152 votes while Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello scored 47 votes.

The duo of Cross Rivers Governor, Ben Ayade; and Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi scored 37 and 38 votes respectively.

The trio of Pastor Tunde Bakare, Rochas Okorocha and Ikeobasi Mokelu recorded zero votes from the delegates while 13 votes were voided.

Fourteen aspirants in the race are Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajuba, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Mr Ahmed Rufai, Senator Rochas Okorocha, Mr Jack Rich, Governor Ben Ayade, Gov. David Umuahi, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Senator Ahmed Yarima, Dr Ahmed Lawal, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, Governor 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Nine aspirants had earlier withdrawn from the race including Mrs Uju Kennedy-Ohnenye, Dr Felix Nicholas, former Gov.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 Governor Ibikunle Amosun, and former Speaker Dimeji Bankole, Sen. Ajayi Boroffice, Governor Muhammad Badaru, Sen. Ken Nnamani and Governor Kayode Fayemi.

Tinubu will slug it out with Atiku Abubakar, the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP); Peter Obi, Labour Party’s candidate and Rabiu Kwankwaso, the candidates of the New Nigeria Peoples Party and others.

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