Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress has declared Bola Ahmed Tinubu, its National Leader as its Presidential candidate for the 2023 election.
After an election process that lasted many hours, the party declared the former Lagos State Governor as its candidate in a contest that saw him win at least 40% of the votes.
Chairman of the APC Election Management Committee and Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu declared Tinubu as winner of the election and the candidate of the APC after the election.
“Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu having scored the highest number of vote cast is hereby declared the winner,” he declared.
Tinubu had 1,271 of the total votes, while Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi came a distant second with 316. Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo was third with 235 votes, while Ahmad Lawan, the Senate President had 152 votes. Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello had 47 votes.
Tinubu will now go to the polls in 2023 notably against fifth-time contestant Atiku Abubakar of the PDP, former Vice Presidential candidate Peter Obi of the Labour Party and former Kano State Governor and a leading figure in Nigeria’s North West Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP).