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2023 Election: Tinubu Wins APC Presidential Primaries with 1,271 votes

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Former governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Wednesday clinched the presidential ticket of APC for the 2023 presidential election.

Tinubu polled a total of 1,271 votes to beat former governor of Rivers State and immediate past Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, to the second position with 316 votes. Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo got 235 votes to come third.

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Senate President Ahmad Lawan, who the National Chairman of APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, earlier announced as the consensus candidate of the party endorsed by President Muhammadu Buhari to the consternation of many, polled 152 votes.

Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, scored 47 votes; former governor of old Abia State and immediate past Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, garnered one vote; Engineer Dave Umahi, governor of Ebonyi State, garnered 38 votes; governor of Cross River State, Ben Ayade, got 37 votes.

Hon. Emeka Nwajiuba, immediate past Minister of State for Education, scored one vote. Senator Ahmed Sani Yerima, former governor of Jigawa State, polled four votes. Pastor Tunde Bakare, claimed that God anointed him as the 16th president of Nigeria to take over from President Buhari score zero votes, thereby making his God a liar.

Former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha; Mr Tein Jack Rich and Chief Ikeobasi Nwaokelu, scored zero votes.

The voting which started at about midnight didn’t close until about 7 a.m. on Wednesday.

About 2,223 delegates cast their votes in 40 ballot boxes. There were 23 aspirants in all. But Nwajiuba didn’t even bother to turn up at the Eagle Square.

Out of the 23, nine voluntarily stepped down or withdrew and signed the withdrawal form, leaving 14 others to slug it out.

Out of the nine that stepped down before voting began, seven declared support for Tinubu while one went for Osinbajo.

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