The National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu has won the ruling party’s 2023 Presidential Primaries, NAIJA LIVE TV reports.
Tinubu polled a total of votes to defeat the likes of Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, and Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello.
The former Lagos State governor gained ground after fellow contestants, Governors Kayode Fayemi, Abubakar Badaru, and ex-Governor Ibikunle Amosun, among others stepped down for him on Tuesday night.
Meanwhile, former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who is projected to come second, alleged rigging of the election process.
2,322 delegates from 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) voted at the APC presidential primaries.
Details of results below
APC Presidential Primary Results.
Ahmed Tinubu = 1,271.
Rotimi Amaechi = 316.
Yemi Osinbajo = 235.
Ahmed Lawan = 152.
Yahaya Bello = 47.
Dave Umahi = 38.
Ben Ayade = 37.
Ahmed Yerima = 4.
Ahmed Sanni = 4.
Ogbonanya Onu = 1.
Chukwuemeka Nwajuba = 1.
Rochas Okorocha = 0.
Jack-Rich = 0.
Pastor Bakare = NIL
Tinubu made his debut in politics as an activist in the pro-democracy agitations of the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) in the early 1990s.
The 70-year-old was instrumental to the formation of the APC in 2013, and the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari as president in 2015.
His main challengers in the 2023 polls have been identified as Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP).