Former Lagos governor Bola Tinubu, has won the ongoing presidential primary of the party in Abuja.
The returning officer of theespecial convention of the party, Atiku Bagudu, declared him winner at exactly 2.28 pm on Wednesday after most of the costs had been collated.
Tinubu, who is also designated National Leader of party, obtained over 50 per cent of the total votes cast in currently.
“This is to certify that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, having scored the highest number of votes cast, is hereby declared the winner,” said Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State who returned Tinubu as the elected candidate.
“In line with the provisions of the constitution of our great party and by the power conferred on me as the Returning Officer of this special convention, I, Atiku Bagudu, do hereby declare Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the presidential candidate of our party in the 2023 presidential election.”
His current vote tally stands over 1,149 votes, which is far ahead of scores by closest contenders, Rotimi Amaechi and Yemi Osinbajo, who got 316 and 235 votes respectively.
Chukwuemeka Nwajuiba – one vote
David Umahi – 38 votes
Tunde Bakare – zero vote
Ahmed Rufai Sanni Yerima – four votes
Rotimi Amaechi – 316 votes
Yemi Osinbajo – 235 votes
Rochas Okorocha – zero vote
Yahaya Bello – 47 votes
Tien Jack-Rich – zero vote
Christopher Onu – one vote
Ikeobasi Mokelu – zero vote
Ben Ayade – 37 votes
Ahmad Lawan – 152 votes
Fourteen aspirants in the race are Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, Pastor Tunde Bakare, Mr Ahmed Rufai, Senator Rochas Okorocha, Mr Jack Rich, Governor Ben Ayade, Governor David Umahi, 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Nine aspirants had earlier withdrawn from the race including Mrs Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye, Dr Felix Nicholas, former Governor Godswill Akpabio, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, Senator Ajayi Boroffice, Governor Muhammad Badaru, Senator Ken Nnamani and Governor Kayode Fayemi.