By Ahmed Ayanfe
Barely two days after the National Convention and Presidential Primary election of All Progressive Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo have congratulated Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the winner of the just concluded presidential primary election of the All Progressives Congress.
In a press statement seen by Business Metrics, the president pledged full support to Bola Tinubu and called for a united party to support the presidential flag bearer to achieve victory in the 2023 election.
The statement reads in part: “Now our party must unite behind our candidate to achieve victory at the 2023 elections so that our government will continue to secure our communities, grow our economy and continue the fight against corruption.”
In a similar note, the Vice President and second runner-up of the presidential primary election, Yemi Osinbajo has also congratulated Bola Tinubu on his success in the APC Primaries.
Taking to his social media pages on Thursday, the vice president maintained that the flag bearer has shown passion, patriotism, courage and determination in the cause of nation-building.
He also called on party leaders to throw their weight behind the presidential candidate to pursue the collective vision of the party.
His 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.
“I 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.”
Bola Tinubu emerged as the presidential flag bearer of the ruling party after polling 1,271 votes at the party special convention that happened at the Eagle Square in Abuja on June 7.
He won the election by a landslide after beating the likes of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, and the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.