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APC presidential primary enters day 2; Tinubu predicted to win with 1,800 votes

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The presidential primary election of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has entered day 2, as Ahmed Bola Tinubu is predicted to win with atleast, 1, 800 votes out of 2,203 accredited delegates at the Eagles square in Abuja.

It was gathered that the vice president Yemi Osinbajo is the strongest rival to Tinubu. Despite several pressure levels on the vice president, he refused to bow for his former boss, Tinubu.

However, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr. Babachir Lawal, said that the endorsements would increase Tinubu’s projection of votes to 1,800. Two thousand, two hundred and three (2,203) delegates were accredited out of expected number of 2,322.

It was gathered that Twenty-three aspirants were jostling for the ticket. All the aspirants but one took turns to tell the delegates what they would offer if given the chance to fly the party’s flag.

Former Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, failed to address the delegates after the first set of four delegates did so.

He was also called upon to address the delegates before master of ceremony invited Osinbajo to do so.

Aspirants who presented themselves before the delegates were Tinubu; Prof. Osinbajo; Senate President Ahmad Lawan; Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi; Pastor Tunde Bakare; former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha; Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade; businessman Tein Jack-Rich, Ikeobasi Mokelu.

Others were Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello; former Zamfara State Governor Ahmed Yerima; former Senate President Ken Nnamani; former Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Ogbonnaya Onu, Mrs Uju Kennedy-Ohaneye and Nicholas Felix, who dropped his ambition and pledged support for Prof. Osinbajo.

Nwajiuba, who was sighted at the venue left shortly after the aspirants began to address.

Those who presented themselves before the delegates were Tinubu; Prof. Osinbajo; Senate President Ahmad Lawan; Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi; Pastor Tunde Bakare; former Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha; Cross River State Governor Ben Ayade; businessman Tein Jack-Rich, Ikeobasi Mokelu.

Others were Kogi State Governor Yahaya Bello; former Zamfara State Governor Ahmed Yerima; former Senate President Ken Nnamani; former Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Ogbonnaya Onu, Mrs Uju Kennedy-Ohaneye and Nicholas Felix, who dropped his ambition and pledged support for Prof. Osinbajo.

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