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Just in: Tinubu coasts to victory, Osinbajo declared hero

....polling over 50 per cent of the total votes cast in the ongoing presidential primary of the party in Abuja.

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has emerged the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress polling over 50 per cent of the total votes cast in the ongoing presidential primary of the party in Abuja.

Tinubu is leading with over 1149 votes, while his closest contenders, Rotimi Amaechi and  Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo,  got 316 and 235 votes respectively.

Meanwhile, the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, Sen. Babafemi Ojudu, has hailed Osinbajo for his steadfastness and commitment to democracy.

“PYO you remain my hero for life. Congratulations to everyone who has been part of this movement. God bless you all and may we not trade our nation away as some did yesterday,” Ojodu said.

Among the aspirants are Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajuba, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Mr Ahmed Rufai, Senator Rochas Okorocha, Mr Jack Rich, Governor Ben Ayade, Gov. David Umuahi, Senator Ahmed Yarima, Dr Ahmed Lawal, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, Governor Yahaya Bello and Mr Ogbonnaya Onu.

Nine aspirants had earlier withdrawn from the race including Mrs Uju Kennedy-Ohnenye, Dr Felix Nicholas, former Gov. Godswill Akpabio, former Governor Ibikunle Amosun, former Speaker Dimeji Bankole, Sen. Ajayi Boroffice, Governor Muhammad Badaru, Sen. Ken Nnamani and Governor Kayode Fayemi.

A total of 2,260 delegates of the All Progressives Congress voted at the ongoing party’s Presidential Primary at Eagle Square, Abuja.

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