Former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, won the All Progressives Congress Presidential Primary elections in a landslide victory.
Out of 2,322 delegates from across the country present at the Eagles Square, Abuja, to elect the flag bearer of the party ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Tinubu polled 1,271 votes to beat his major opponents, former minister and former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi who polled 316 while Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, had 235 votes.
Senate President, Ahmed Lawani polled 152 votes and Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello polled 47 votes.
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State polled 38 votes while his Cross River counterpart, Ben Ayade polled 37 votes.
Nigeria’s former Education Minister, Emeka Nwajuba had only 1 vote; same with aspirants Rufia Sani and Christopher Onu who both polled one vote each. There were 13 void votes.
The Serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church and presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Tunde Bakare, didn’t score any vote, same with aspirant Tien Jack Rich.
Also, former Minister of Information, Ikeobasi Mokelu scored no votes. Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha also got no votes.
The ruling party has been in turmoil since national chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, attempted to impose a consensus candidate on the party.
Meanwhile, 11 northern APC governors stood their ground and announced their decision to zone the presidency to the South.
The party’s three-day special national convention began on June 6 and will climax with the election of a presidential flag bearer today.
It will be recall that in January 2022, Tinubu became the first major candidate to announce his intention to run for president under the APC while briefing State House correspondents after a meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock, Abuja.
Bola Ahmed Tinubu attended Chicago State University from August 1977 and 1979.
He was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and administration with honours on June 1979. His major was Accounting.
He worked with exonmobil before crossing to Politics. And since then he has been a force to reckon with