Former Lagos State Governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, took a major step toward his ambition of becoming Nigeria’s president, he emerged as the presidential aspirant of the All Progressive Congress(APC) for the 2023 presidential election, held in Eagle Square, Abuja.
Tinubu polled a total votes of 1,271, he defeated 13 other contenders to emerge the flag bearer of the party at the Special National Convention of the Party in Abuja on Wednesday.
The former governor, who had before balloting gotten the endorsement of six aspirants, who stepped down for him, is trailed by former Transportation Minister, Mr Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, and Vice president Yemi Osinbajo.
Rotimi Amaechi scored 316 votes, Yemi Osinbajo scored 235 votes, Dave Umahi got 38, Yahaya Bello got 47, Ogbonnaya Onu got 1, Ahmed Sani got 4, Tunde Bakare got Zero, Rochas Okorocha got Zero, Ahmad Lawan polled 152, Ben Ayade got 37 votes.
Aspirants enough stepped down for Tinubu are: Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, Senator Godswill Akpabio, Professor Ajayi Borrofice, Mr Dimeji Bankole, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, and Mrs Uju Ohanenye.
The total rundown of state and their respective accredited delegates are as follows: Abia – 50; Adamawa- 62; Anambra- 63; Bayelsa- 24; Bauchi- 55; Benue- 64; Borno- 81; Cross River- 54; Delta- 73; Enugu- 51; Ekiti- 48; Edo- 54; Ebonyi- 38; FCT- 80.
Others are: Gombe- 33; Imo- 81; Jigawa- 81; Lagos- 60; Plateau- 51; Katsina- 102; Kebbi- 63; Kwara- 48; Kogi- 63; Kaduna- 61; Kano- 126; Nasarawa- 39; Niger- 75; Ondo- 54; Ogun- 60; Oyo- 99; Osun- 90; Rivers- 69; Sokoto- 69; Taraba- 46; Yobe- 51 and Zamfara- 42.