‘Seun Ibukun-Oni, Abuja

Daily Courier – The national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been declared the winner of the presidential primary election and returned elected.

Tinubu having scored the highest number of votes 1271 was declared the duly elected and returned candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 presidential election.

The initial number of delegates which was supposed to be 2202 reduced by 91 due to the legal theaterics which characterized Akwa Ibom state delegates list. To avoid voiding the overall outcome, the party decided to prevent any legal landmines leaving the total at 2110.

The aspirants who contested with Tinubu include the vice president professor Yemi Osinbajo, senate president, Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan, Sani Yerima, Ben Ayade, Dave Umahi, Ogbonnaya Onu, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Rotimi Amaechi, ROCHAS Okorocha, Jack Rich, Yahaya Bello, Yemi Osinbajo and Ikey Obasi.

14 candidates, 9 having voluntarily withdrew from the APC presidential primary election.

1. Ahmed Bola Tinubu – 1271
2. Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan – 152
3. Ahmed Sani Yerima – 4
4. Ben Ayade – 37
5. Dave Umahi – 38
6. Emeka Nwajiuba – 1
7. Ogbonnaya Onu – 1
8. Pastor Tunde Bakare – 0
9. Rotimi Amaechi – 316
10. ROCHAS Okorocha – 0
11. Jack Rich – 0
12. Yahaya Bello – 47
13. Yemi Osinbajo – 235
14. Ikey Obasi – 0