The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, congratulated Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for his victory at the Tuesday’s presidential primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Tinubu polled 1,271 votes to beat other 12 aspirants, including the immediate past Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, came second with 316 votes.
Osinbajo, who contested the presidential ticket of the APC with Tinubu but came third with 235 votes acknowledged the APC national leader’s decades of passion, patriotism, courage and determination in the cause of nation building.
In a statement, Osinbajo also congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari and all leaders of the APC for a successful Special Convention and Presidential Primary.
He said Tinubu’s sterling contributions to the nation’s democracy and its progress stood him out, adding that his wealth of experience would certainly be critical in the party’s continued efforts to attain a more secured and prosperous Nigeria.
He said: “For many decades, our flagbearer has shown passion, patriotism, courage and determination in the cause of nation-building. His sterling contributions to our democracy and its progress stand him out.
“His wealth of experience will certainly be critical in our party’s continued efforts to attain a more secured and prosperous Nigeria.
“To all members of our great party, regardless of who you voted for at the primaries, we must now unite behind our presidential candidate and flagbearer to ensure victory for our party in the 2023 elections.
“As true progressives, we must remain strong and united i pursuing our collective vision as a party toward building a country that can provide a decent life and livelihoods for all our people.”