The presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to select the party’s presidential candidate or flag bearer for the 2023 general elections has just been concluded.
The race was not easy as 14 aspirants jostle for the 2320 delegate votes across the 36 states of Nigeria. 9 aspirants either stepped down or withdrew from the race. Specifically, 6 aspirants (Governor Kayode Fayemi, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Professor Ajayi Borofice, Barrister Uju Ohanenye, Senator Godswill Akpabio and Governor Abubakar Badaru) step down for Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu. Former Senate President Ken Nnamani withdrew from the race while Pastor Nicholas Felix stepped down for Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
As shown in the number of votes ranked below, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu emerges the party’s candidate for the 2023 presidential election with total the highest number of votes.
- Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu: 1271
- Rt Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi: 316
- Vice President Yemi Osibanjo: 235
- Senate President Ahmed Lawan: 152
- Governor Yahaya Bello: 47
- Engr Dave Umahi: 38
- Professor Ben Ayade: 37
- Senator Ahmed Sani Yerima: 4
- Hon Emeka Nwajiuba: 1
- Senator Rochas Okorocha: 0
- Ogbonnaya Onu: 1
- Pastor Gbolahan Tunde Bakare: 0
- Tien Jack-Rich: 0
- Ikeobasi Mokelu: 0
13 papers are voided due to missing security signature and names not written to be tied to any of the aspirants.
Congratulations to all contenders and the winner, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu!
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