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BREAKING: Tinubu is APC’s presidential candidate

Former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has emerged as the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

Tinubu defeated 14 other candidates in a hotly contested presidential primary held at Abuja’s Eagle Square.

No fewer than 2,322 delegates from the 774 local government Areas of the country were accredited at the election Tinubu polled over 1271 votes while his closest challenger, former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amechi came second with 316 votes.

Vice President, Yemi Osibanjo scored 235 votes to come a distant third while Nigeria’s  Senate President, Ahmed Lawal, came fourth with 152 votes.

The only female in the race, Uju Ohanenye, had stepped down from the presidential race and declared his support for Bola Tinubu.

A former Zamafara State Governor, Ahmed Sani Yarima, scored 4 votes while Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, scored 47 votes, and Cross Rivers Governor, Ben Ayade scored 37 votes.

The other contestants – including former Governor Rochas Okorocha,  Pastor Tunde Bakare, Tein Jack Rich, and Ikeobasi Mokelu, – got zero votes, Sahelian Times reports.

13 invalid votes were recorded.

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