2023: Accolades as Tinubu emerges APC Presidential candidate

By Oluwaseun Sonde

Congratulatory messages have been poured on the National leader of All Progressive Congress APC, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu for his victorious at the just concluded Presidential primary of the party, as he was elected the party flagbearer for the upcoming 2023 general elections.

Tinubu was announced the winner after garnered half of the total votes to beat his major opponents, the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, and the former Minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, Senate President, Ahmad Lawan among others.

About 2,322 delegates from across the country had stormed the Eagles Square on Tuesday to elect the flag bearer of the party ahead of the 2023 general elections.

Tinubu polled a total of 1,271 votes, more than four times the votes scored by his closet rival, Amaechi who had 316 votes, while Osinbajo, Lawan, and Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State came behind the duo with 235, 152, and 47 votes respectively.

With Tinubu as candidate, APC confident of victory in 2023 – Lawan

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Wednesday has said that the emergence of Tinubu as Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC), has reassured his party of winning the 2023 presidential poll.

In a letter of congratulation that he personally signed, Lawan who was also an aspirant in the primary said the outcome of the election process had shown that Tinubu was the popular choice of his party.

Tinubu’s emergence reflects his tenacity to deepen Nigeria’s democracy

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun said my highest congratulations, to Tinubu on your emergence as the flagbearer of the great party, the All Progressives Congress, APC for the presidential race of 2023.

The Governor stated that this emergence, which reflects Tinubu’s tenacity and resilience, is sure to deepen Nigeria’s democracy, unity and love. “By God and the record that has brought you this far, may you again and as always emerge victorious, come 2023.

“Rest assured, with the collective input of the party leadership, members and other aspirants who displayed remarkable sportmanship, victory is ours, yours and the party’s, Jagaban!”, Abiodun said.

Aregbesola felicitates with Tinubu on his hard fought victory

Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola writes to felicitate with Tinubu on his hard fought victory at the just concluded Presidential Primary election of the great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Minister said, “Tinubu have demonstrated once again that he is a dogged fighter and in his quest for the establishment of a democratic society, he is willing to go the whole hog.

“It is my prayer that you will ride on the crest of the momentum of this triumph to lead our party to victory in next year’s General Elections. On behalf of my family and our associates, I heartily congratulate you on this well deserved victory.
Congratulations sir”, Aregbesola said.

Gbajabiamila hails Tinubu on clinching APC Presidential ticket

The Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila has congratulated Tinubu for clinching the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for next year’s general elections.

Gbajabiamila said he was elated that his political mentor has won the APC ticket, which he said is a well-deserved one considering Tinubu’s years of working for the entrenchment and strengthening of democracy in Nigeria.

The Speaker said with Tinubu’s victory, APC stands a good chance of retaining power in 2023, noting that Nigerians across the board recognize his contributions to our nation’s development.

Gbajabiamila, who described Tinubu as a dogged fighter who stood his ground to compete in the presidential primary in a democratic manner, said the presidential candidate remains a hero.

“I congratulate my mentor for this victory. This is a victory for democracy and Nigerians as a whole. With the manner he went about his campaigns, Asiwaju has proved to be a hero of our democracy.

“From day one, he stood his ground that the APC must organize a free, fair and transparent presidential primary if it wanted to remain the party to beat. He advocated that and remained steadfast. This will make the party come out peaceful and victorious in the end.

“I commend the Asiwaju’s doggedness, determination, resilience and tenacity in pursuing his ambition without indulging in any activity that would affect other aspirants and the image of the party.

“This is a victory for APC, a victory for its members and indeed a victory for Nigeria and its democracy,” Gbajabiamila said.

In a statement in Abuja, Gbajabiamila called on Tinubu to be magnanimous in victory, as that has been his attitude, and carry other aspirants along for the party’s victory at the general elections.

He equally urged other aspirants at the just concluded primary to join hands and support the party’s presidential candidate.

He commended the aspirants for their conduct before, during and after the APC presidential primary.

Gbajabiamila also lauded President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the party for providing the enabling level ground for all aspirants to present themselves to the party’s delegates for the contest.

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