Despite missing out, Nwajiuba performs better than Pastor Tunde Bakare, Okorocha combined

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Despite missing APC presidential primary, Nwajiuba performs better than Pastor Tunde Bakare, Okorocha combined

Emeka Nwajiuba, the former Minister of State for Education, has announced his withdrawal from the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary.

Nwajiuba was noticeably absent when the 22 other aspirants gathered at the Eagle’s Square, Abuja.

When he was invited to give his final admonition to the delegates, Nwajiuba, on two occasions, failed to come up on the podium, confirming his absence.

He was, according to his brother, unhappy with the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari and the APC to zone the ticket to the South-East and make him the consensus candidate.

Despite his absence at the convention, Nwajiuba managed to land one vote, same with aspirants Rufia Sani and Christopher Onu.

The Serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, Pastor Tunde Bakare, didn’t score any vote, same with aspirant Tien Jack Rich.

Also, former Minister of Information, Ikeobasi Mokelu, scored no votes. Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, also got no votes.

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu polled 1271 votes to emerge winner ahead of former minister and former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, who polled 316. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had 235 votes.

Senate President, Ahmed Lawani polled 152 votes and Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello polled 47 votes.

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State polled 38 votes while his Cross River counterpart, Ben Ayade polled 37 votes.

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