The Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji, Atiku Abubakar, has congratulated Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his victory at the just concluded presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Abubakar who is also the presidential condidate of the PDP after defeating Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, among others.
Atiku took to his social media handle to praise tinubu, expressing that the APC prsidential primary was a hard-battled challenge.
he wrote: “Congratulations, @officialABAT, on your emergence as your party’s presidential candidate. It has been a hard-fought contest, but that you prevailed confirms your tenacity”.
Meanwhile: The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has been announce as the winner of the party’s primary.
He acquired a total of 1,271 votes to defeat his closest rivals, a former minister, Rotimi Amaechi and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
While Amaechi scored 316 votes, Osinbajo scored 235 votes.
He challenged against thirteen aspirants – Pastor Tunde Bakare, Mr Ahmed Rufai, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Senator Rochas Okorocha, Osinbajo, Amaechi, Mr Jack Rich, Governor Ben Ayade, Governor David Umahi, Senator Ahmed Yarima, Dr Ahmed Lawan, Governor Yahaya Bello and Mr Ogbonnaya Onu.
Nine of those aspirants had stepped down, eight of whom requested that their allies vote in favor of Tinubu, while one requested that his allies vote in favor of Osinbajo.
Those who step down are: Governor Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa, Robert Boroffice, Ken Nnamani, Ibikunle Amosun, Dimeji Bankole, Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi and Godswill Akpabio.
They requested that their allies vote in favor of Tinubu, just as as the main female aspirants amongst them, Mrs Uju Ken-Ohanenye, also followed suit.
Minister Felix Nicholas, the United States of America-based aspirants also stepped down and requested that his allies vote in favor of Osinbajo.
Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, immediate past Minister of State for Education, also one of the aspirants was prominently absent at the show.