Monday , October 2 2023

It is Tinubu against Atiku

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The picture is getting clearer as to who will be the next president of Nigeria from May 29, 2023, with Bola Ahmed Tinubu emerging as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just concluded primaries. Atiku Abubakar had about two weeks ago clinched the presidential ticket of the main opposition party – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The contest for the presidency is expected to be a direct contest between the ruling APC and the PDP.

Over 2,000 delegates voted at the APC special convention, held on Tuesday and Wednesday at the Eagle Square, Abuja.

Tinubu polled 1,271 votes to defeat 13 other aspirants, including a former Transport Minister, Rotimi Ameachi and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who scored 316 and 235 votes respectively.

The gale of stepping down by seven aspirants cleared the coast for the emergence of the former Lagos State governor as the party’s flag bearer for the 2023 presidential election.

How the aspirants fared
Bola Ahmed Tinubu — 1,271 votes
Rotimi Amaechi — 316 votes
Yemi Osinbajo — 235 votes
Ahmad Lawan — 152 votes
Ogbonnaya Onu — 1 vote
Rochas Okorocha — 0 vote
Dave Umahi — 38 votes
Yahaya Bello — 47 votes
Tein Jack-Rich — 0 vote
Pastor Tunde Bakare — 0 vote
Emeka Nwajiuba — 1 vote
Ahmed Sani Yarima — 4 votes
Prof Ben Ayade — 37 votes
Ikeobasi Mokhelu — 0 vote

Invalid — 13 votes

About Charles Igbinidu

Charles Igbinidu is a Public Relations practitioner in Lagos, Nigeria

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