Former Lagos State Governor and APC National Leader Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu will attempt to become Nigeria’s president in the 2023 general election after clinching the All Progressive Congress presidential ticket on June 8 at Eagles Square in Abuja.
Tinubu won the presidential primary election with 1271 votes.
Former Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi came in second place with 316 votes. The Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, came in third place with 235 votes, the President of the Nigerian Senate became fourth with 152 votes.
Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello got 47 votes, also Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade got 35 votes, while Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi got 38 votes, and others were Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba with 1 vote, Pastor Tunde Bakare with 0 votes, Jack Rich got 0 votes, Rochas Okorocha got 0 vote, Ike Abasi got 0 vote, Ogbonnaya Onu got 1 vote.
A total 2322 of votes were cast in the primary election. There were 13 void votes.
Tinubu was seen as one of the leading aspirants in the build-up to the APC presidential primary and his chances received a major boost after Ekiti State governor, Kayode Fayemi, Akpabio, and 5 others stepped down for him just before the commencement of voting.
Fayemi, and other prominent aspirants, instructed their supporters to vote for Tinubu.
The former Governor of Lagos State will be hoping for a better fortune as he gets set to make a first attempt in 2023.