The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi, on Thursday led members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party to the Abuja residence of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Presidential candidate of the party for the 2023 Ggeneral elections .
Meeting with Tinubu, Adamu said the APC “will deliver” the former Lagos governor as president in 2023.
He said: “Actions speak louder than words. We are here to join our brother, to congratulate him, and to assure him… This is our project. By the grace of God, we will deliver him as president of Nigeria in 2023.”
The APC chairman said he and the NWC members have become the “foot soldiers” of Tinubu.
“You have come a long way; you have seen it all. I can tell you that we have a commitment beyond description, a commitment to deliver you as president.
“Our party has spoken loud and clear, and delivering the will of the people, our delegates have given you the mandate to lead. We are all now your soldiers. We will follow you to the nooks and crannies of this country. We will not rest on your oars until we have delivered you as president”, he said.
Also at the Abuja residence of Tinubu on Thursday, were members of the northern APC governors.
Days leading to the APC presidential primary, the northern governors had declared their support for a power shift to the southern region.
They also countered the decision of Adamu to declare Senate President Ahmad Lawan as the consensus candidate.
The governors were: Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State, Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State, Abdullahi A. Sule of Nasarawa State, Prof. B.G. Umara Zulum of Borno State, Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai of Kaduna State, Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State, Bello M. Matawalle of Zamfara State, Simon Bako Lalong of Plateau State, Dr. A.U. Ganduje of Kano State, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State and Senator Aliyu Wamakko, former Governor of Sokoto State.
At the primary, Tinubu polled 1,271 votes to defeat 13 other presidential hopefuls.
Rotimi Amaechi, former minister of transportation, polled 316 votes, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo got 235 votes, while Lawan secured 152 votes.
Rochas Okorocha, Tein Jack-Rich and Tunde Bakare got zero votes; Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba got one vote; David Umahi polled 38 votes; Ogbonnaya Onu got one vote; Yahaya Bello polled 47 votes, and Ben Ayade got 37 votes.