On Thursday night, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the newly-elected All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential hopeful has paid a visit to Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, at his Abuja residence.
The former Lagos State Governor defeated the Vice President at the just-ended APC presidential primary.
Ahead of the 2023 general election, Osinabajo and Tinubu, alongside 12 other presidential candidates, battled it out for the party’s presidential ticket.
Tinubu, who got the endorsement of eight other aspirants on the night, emerged victorious having polled 1,271 votes, leaving the likes of former Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi and Osinbajo in distance second and third place respectively.
Meanwhile, Amaechi scored 316 votes while the VP could only scoop 235 votes from the pool of 1,203 votes cast.
Yemi Osinabajo eventually congratulated Tinubu some hours before the newly-elected presidential aspirant visit on Thursday night.
Osinbajo’s statement read, “I congratulate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his victory at our party primaries and his emergence as the Presidential Candidate and Flagbearer of our great party, the APC for the forthcoming 2023 Presidential Elections.
“l also congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari and all leaders of the APC for a successful Special Convention and Presidential Primary.
“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 secure 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 in pursuing our collective vision as a party toward building a country that can provide a decent life and livelihoods for all our people.”