Tinubu clinches APC presidential ticket, pledges to bury PDP in 2023
Former Lagos State governor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has emerged as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the party’s presidential convention.
In an election that was contested by 12 other aspirants, the former Lagos State governor got the highest score of 1271 votes, beating his “closest” rival, Rotimi Amaechi, who scored 316.
Votes scored by the 13 presidential aspirants are as follows:
. Honourable Chukuwemeka Nwajiuba: 1
. David Umahi: 38
. Pastor Tunde Bakare: 0
. Ahmed Sani Yarima: 4
. Rotimi Amaechi: 316
. Professor Yemi Osinbajo: 235
. Rochas Okorocha: 0
. Yahaya Bello: 47
. Jack Rich: 0
. Ogbonaya Onu: 1
. Ahmad Lawan: 142
. Ben Ayade: 37
. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu: 1271
- Voided Votes — 13
*** Total Votes – 2105
Meanwhile, Tinubu, has sent a strong message to the major opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to step aside and be ready to be buried come 2023.
Tinubu disclosed this while delivering his message, minutes after he was declared winner of the just concluded 2022 APC convention/ primaries.
In his words: We will roar! We will do it. The Poverty Development Party, PDP, should step aside, be ready to be buried and leave our country for us to rebuild for our children.”
Speaking further, Tinubu said: “We will eliminate them, they depleted our resources for sixteen years. They are agents of poverty, terror, violence and lies. They are retrogressive. They left us with hunger. PDP don’t know arithmetic, join me to defeat them come 2023”, he said.
Recall that Tinubu had told Atiku to be ready for him, noting that he would square up with him come 2023.
While congratulating Atiku, Tinubu said: “I welcome the victory of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the just concluded primary.
“I look forward to squaring up with him as a worthy opponent in the coming election. I have known the former Vice President as a formidable politician and a patriot who believes in the unity and progress of our dear country.
“As we move further into the election season, I charge the PDP presidential candidate and all political actors across Party lines that we should make this election season one that is devoid of bitterness, rancour and strife.
“We should make our campaigns peaceful and issue based. Election season should be a festival of ideas that will uplift our country and improve the living condition of all our people.
“Unfortunately for the PDP, its candidate will be burdened to explain why Nigerians should give it another opportunity, after squandering 16 years at the central government, without much to show”.
“Nigerians are yet to forget the national ruin and mismanagement of our country for 16 years by successive PDP administration and this bad memory will dog the campaign of the PDP Candidate.
“Nevertheless, I once again congratulate our former Vice President for his victory in his party’s primary.”
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