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VP Osinbajo secures 370 party delegates’ endorsement, submits presidential form

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday night submitted his nomination form at the secretariat of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) through a support group, becoming the second presidential aspirant to submit their forms.

The submission took place at the National Secretariat of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at about 9 pm.

The chairman of The Progressive Project (TPP), Kabiru Gaya and Muhammadu Bulkachuwa led the group which submitted the forms to the APC National Organizing Secretary, Sulaiman Argungu at a brief ceremony at the party secretariat.

The same group had last week picked the nomination forms for the Vice President at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

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Earlier, the former Lagos Governor and APC presidential aspirant, Bola Tinubu, submitted his Nomination and Expression of Interest forms for the presidential primary election of the party scheduled for May 31, 2022.

He was represented by Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; House of Representatives member from Ikeja Federal Constituency, James Faleke; a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal; former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nuhu Ribadu, amongst others.

The submission of the forms is an indication that both aspirants have secured 370 delegates each from across the country to complete the submission of their presidential forms.

Precondition for submitting their expression of interest and nomination forms, the ruling party had mandated its presidential aspirants to submit the forms with the signatures of 10 statutory delegates from each state and the Federal Capital Territory.

Each aspirant was required to get the signatures of 370 statutory delegates, covering the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.

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