The flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress in the forthcoming 2023 general election Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has started getting congratulatory messages from well-wishers.
This development follows the emergence of Tinubu as the winner of the APC Presidential Primary, which was held at the Eagles Square Abuja from Tuesday to Wednesday June 2022.
One of them, Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje Wednesday congratulated the former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu, on his victory at the All Progressives Congress presidential primary election.
In his congratulatory message, the governor said the emergence of Tinubu as flag bearer of the APC in the 2023 general election would be a victory for the Nigeria project.
He also affirmed that, the Tinubu “has the capacity to provide the needed leadership that would consolidate and continue to ensure the country’s democratic gains.”
Another person who also took time to send his congratulatory message to Tinubu is Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Campaign Organisation’s top campaigner, Richard Akinnola.
He congratulated Tinubu, on his early lead and “presumed victory” at the ongoing All Progressives Congress presidential primary.
Nigerian journalist, Chief Dele Momodu also sent his congratulatory message to Tinubu on Twitter. He wrote, Congratulations to the Jagaban Borgu ASIWAJU BOLA AHMED TINUBU on winning the APC Presidential Primary… The 2023 Presidential race will now be a straight fight, a battle royale between two old buddies, TINUBU and ALHAJI ATIKU ABUBAKAR, the candidate of our great party PDP…’’
Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu, also congratulated Tinubu, and other aspirants who participated in just-concluded presidential primary held in Abuja.
In statement on Wednesday afternoon, he congratulated Tinubu and other aspirants. He said, : “I congratulate you for the good and wonderful outing.”
“Everyone did enough campaign needed to win the primary election but it is only one candidate that will represent the party in the general election.”
Addressing the APC candidate, Kalu said: “To my friend and colleague, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who has been elected as our party’s presidential flag bearer, big congratulations to you. The APC won,” Kalu added.
Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar also congratulated Tinubu. In post on Wednesday, he wrote, ’’Congratulations on your emergence as your party’s presidential candidate. It has been a hard-fought contest, but that you prevailed confirms your tenacity.’’
On the scores, Tinubu got at least 1,000 votes to defeat his closest contenders, Rotimi Amaechi and Yemi Osinbajo.