The National leader of the All Progressives Congress APC Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has been declared winner of primary election conducted by the party in preparation for the 2023 general election.
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi came second with 316 votes while Vice President Yemi Osinbajo came third with 235 votes.
The kebbi state governor and Chairman of Progressives governors’ forum, Atiku Bagudu who announced the result congratulated the flagbearer and prayed for electoral victory for the APC at the general election.
Here is the break down of the total number of 2,260 delegates that voted at the primary:
Abia – 50; Adamawa- 62; Anambra- 63; Bayelsa- 24; Bauchi- 55; Benue- 64; Borno- 81; Cross River- 54; Delta- 73; Enugu- 51; Ekiti- 48; Edo- 54; Ebonyi- 38; FCT- 80.
Others are Gombe- 33; Imo- 81; Jigawa- 81; Lagos- 60; Plateau- 51; Katsina- 102; Kebbi- 63; Kwara- 48; Kogi- 63; Kaduna- 61; Kano- 126; Nasarawa- 39; Niger- 75; Ondo- 54; Ogun- 60; Oyo- 99; Osun- 90; Rivers- 69; Sokoto- 69; Taraba- 46; Yobe- 51 and Zamfara- 42.
The contestants and the number of votes obtained:
Emeka Nwajiuba: 1
Dave Umahi: 38
Tunde Bakare: 0
Ahmed Rufai Sani: 4
Bola Tinubu: 1, 271
Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi: 316
Yemi Osinbajo: 235
Rochas Okorocha: 0
Yahaya Bello: 47
Tein Jack-Rich: 0
Christopher Onu: 1
Ahmed Lawan: 152
Ben Ayade: 37
Ikeobasi Mokelu: 0
13 votes were invalid: while 12 had no legible names, one had no security signature.
Tinubu in his acceptance speech appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari and his wife Aishat.
” Today is an historic date,thanks to God you are witnessing it in good health. We are grateful to you President Muhamnadu Buhari.
“The vice president Prof. Yemi Osinbajo is a very good supportive pillar to the president
” To the legislature,senate president. Ahmad Lawan. It’s over that you compete with me,we shall still build our country together with cooperation
” Gbajabiamila, I credit you being ever ready to build a nation
“Senator Abdullahi Adamu. We put you on to be a master leader
“Forward we are moving. Be assure you wont sacrifice for nothing.
“I thank my wife for sleepless night for enduring the loneliness.
“We must join hands to build this country………