LIVE: Excitement As Tinubu Earns Highest Votes
Supporters of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, have begun to celebrate after the former governor obtained the highest number of votes in the ongoing APC primary in Abuja.
He obtained over 50 per cent of the total votes cast to outshine his closest contenders, Rotimi Amaechi and Yemi Osinbajo, who got 316 and 235 votes respectively.
The winner is expected to be declared in a few hours.
Fourteen aspirants in the race are Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajuba, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Mr Ahmed Rufai, Senator Rochas Okorocha, Mr Jack Rich, Governor Ben Ayade, Gov. David Umuahi, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Senator Ahmed Yarima, Dr Ahmed Lawal, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, Governor Yahaya Bello and Mr Ogbonnaya Onu.
Nine aspirants had earlier withdrawn from the race including Mrs Uju Kennedy-Ohnenye, Dr Felix Nicholas, former Gov. Godswill Akpabio, former Governor Ibikunle Amosun, former Speaker Dimeji Bankole, Sen. Ajayi Boroffice, Governor Muhammad Badaru, Sen. Ken Nnamani and Governor Kayode Fayemi.
The jubilation got intense after the results of Amaechi and Osinbajo were announced.
Some Tinubu’s supporters have also declared a celebration party on behalf of the presidential aspirant.
Former Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba and Serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, had a poor outing.
While Nwajiuba could only garner one vote, Bakare failed to match his grit with action after he recorded no vote.