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Ex-Lagos Gov Tinubu in comfortable lead at APC presidential primary

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Former Lagos State Governor and aspirant under the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu appears to be comfortably leading in the counting of ballots so far at the presidential primary of the ruling party in Abuja.

The unofficial tally of the ballots showed that Tinubu is leading with a wide margin of over 800 votes, followed distantly by the immediate minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and on the third position is the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

The winner of the presidential primary is expected to be declared as soon as the electoral committee conclude the tally.

Before the commencement of the voting, nine of the 23 presidential aspirants announced their stepping down from the race with some of them declaring support for Tinubu while only a candidate exited the race in favour of the vice president.

Those who withdrawn from the race include; Uju Kennedy-Ohnenye, Felix Nicholas, Godswill Akpabio, Ibikunle Amosun, Dimeji Bankole, Ajayi Boroffice, Muhammad Badaru, Ken Nnamani and Kayode Fayemi.

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However, 14 others chose to participate in the contest and they are Chukwuemeka Nwajuba, Tunde Bakare, Ahmed Rufai, Rochas Okorocha, Jack Rich, Ben Ayade, David Umuahi, Bola Tinubu, Ahmed Yarima, Ahmed Lawal, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Rotimi Amaechi, Yahaya Bello and Ogbonnaya Onu.

A total of 2,260 delegates of the APC voted at the ongoing party’s Presidential Primary at Eagle Square, Abuja.

The total rundown of states and their respective accredited delegates are as follows:

Abia – 50; Adamawa- 62; Anambra- 63; Bayelsa- 24; Bauchi- 55; Benue- 64; Borno- 81; Cross River- 54; Delta- 73; Enugu- 51; Ekiti- 48; Edo- 54; Ebonyi- 38; FCT- 80.

Others are Gombe- 33; Imo- 81; Jigawa- 81; Lagos- 60; Plateau- 51; Katsina- 102; Kebbi- 63; Kwara- 48; Kogi- 63; Kaduna- 61; Kano- 126; Nasarawa- 39; Niger- 75; Ondo- 54; Ogun- 60; Oyo- 99; Osun- 90; Rivers- 69; Sokoto- 69; Taraba- 46; Yobe- 51 and Zamfara- 42.

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