Damilola Aina, Abuja

Daily Courier – The vice president of Nigeria and presidential aspirant, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has congratulated the newly elected presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Osinbajo in a statement on Thursday said Tinubu’s sterling contributions to Nigeria’s democracy and its progress stood him out.

The statement which comes almost 24 hours after his defeat at the primaries read, “I congratulate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his victory at our party primaries and his emergence as the Presidential Candidate and Flagbearer of our great party, the APC for the forthcoming 2023 Presidential Elections.”

“I also congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari and all leaders of the APC for a successful Special Convention and Presidential Primary.’

“For many decades, our Flagbearer has shown passion, patriotism, courage and determination in the cause of nation-building. His sterling contributions to our democracy and its progress stand him out. His wealth of experience will certainly be critical in our party’s continued efforts to attain a more secure and prosperous Nigeria.”

The VP also renewed calls for unity in pursuing the collective vision of the party towards building a country that can provide a decent life and livelihoods for all our people.

Daily Courier reports that Tinubu won the APC’s presidential ticket after polling 1,271 votes to defeat his closest rivals, ex-minister Rotimi Amaechi and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

While Amaechi polled 316 votes, Osinbajo scored 235 votes.