Former Vice-President and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has congratulated Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his victory at the presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
DIPLOMATIC DIARY reports that Tinubu clinched the presidential ticket of the APC polling 1271 votes to defeat his closest rival, former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who scored 361 votes in the Special convention of the party’s presidential primary, held in Eagles Square, Abuja on Tuesday night.
Abubakar emerged as the candidate of the opposition party at the PDP special convention in May, after defeating Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, and former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, among others.
The former vice president took to his social media pages to congratulate the former governor of Lagos State, stating that the APC presidential primary was a hard-fought contest.
“Congratulations, @officialABAT, on your emergence as your party’s presidential candidate. It has been a hard-fought contest, but that you prevailed confirms your tenacity”, he wrote.