Former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu has been announced the winner of the All Progressives Congress, APC, primary election held in Abuja on Wednesday morning.
Tinubu got the party ticket by a landslide, thrashing Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.
“This is to certify that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, having scored the highest number of votes cast, is hereby declared the winner,” said Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State who returned Tinubu as the elected candidate.
“In line with the provisions of the constitution of our great party and by the power conferred on me as the Returning Officer of this special convention, I, Atiku Bagudu, do hereby declare Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the presidential candidate of our party in the 2023 presidential election.”
Tinubu got a total of 1,271 votes – more than four times the votes scored by his closet rival, Amaechi who had 316 votes.
Osinbajo, Lawan, and Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State came behind the duo with 235, 152, and 47 votes respectively.
More than 2,300 delegates voted in the contest that produced Tinubu as the presidential flagbearer of the ruling party.
The former Lagos governor will now face the Peoples Democratic Party’s Atiku Abubakar, Dr. Peter Obi of the Labour Party and others in the February 25 presidential election.