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Tinubu Clinches APC Presidential Ticket

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The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has emerged as the party’s presidential candidate.

Over 2,000 delegates voted at the convention, held on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Eagle Square, Abuja.

Tinubu polled 1,271 votes to defeat 13 other aspirants, including a former Transport Minister, Rotimi Ameachi and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who scored 316 and 235 votes respectively.

With his emergence, Tinubu will battle for the February 25, 2023 presidential election with the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.

The gale of stepping down by seven aspirants cleared the coast for the emergence of the former Lagos State governor as the party’s flag bearer for the 2023 presidential election.

How the aspirants fared
Bola Ahmed Tinubu — 1,271 votes
Rotimi Amaechi — 316 votes
Yemi Osinbajo — 235 votes
Ahmad Lawan — 152 votes
Ogbonnaya Onu — 1 vote
Rochas Okorocha — 0 vote
Dave Umahi — 38 votes
Yahaya Bello — 47 votes
Tein Jack-Rich — 0 vote
Pastor Tunde Bakare — 0 vote
Emeka Nwajiuba — 1 vote
Ahmed Sani Yarima — 4 votes
Prof Ben Ayade — 37 votes
Ikeobasi Mokhelu — 0 vote

Invalid — 13 votes 

Daily Trust

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