22 APC presidential aspirants confirm attendance of meeting for Tinubu

Ahmed Tinubu

The youngest presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, Dr. Nicolas Felix, Monday confirmed that the 22 aspirants of all APC Presidential Aspirants will meet on Wednesday.

In a statement released in Abuja, Felix, said he called for the roundtable, which is scheduled to hold by 2.00pm at Transcorp Hilton, for all aspirants to meet minds and come up with viable strategies to support the APC flagbearer to win the 2023 general elections.

He said: “The choice of Abuja wasn’t a mistake. I called the meeting for us to address the challenges bedeviling our country and inclusive politics.

“We will also brainstorm on adopting winning campaign strategies to support our flagbearer his Excellency Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu that seek to carry every Nigerian along in our bid to coast home to victory in the 2023 general elections.”

Among those expected to be in attendance are Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; former Science and Technology Minister, Ogbonnaya Onu; former Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba and former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio.

There would also be five serving governors, namely Yahaya Bello (Kogi), Dave Umahi (Ebonyi), Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), Ben Ayade (Cross River) and Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti).

Others are Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; former Ogun State governor and serving senator, Ibikunle Amosun; a serving senator, Ajayi Boroffice; former Zamfara governor, Ahmad Sani; former Imo State governor and serving senator, Rochas Okorocha; a former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole; fiery cleric, Tunde Bakare; Pastor and Businessman, Dr. Nicolas Felix; former Information Minister, Ikeobasi Mokelu; Businessman, Tein Jack-Rich and the only female among them, Uju Ken-Ohanenye.

Tinubu had defeated former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Vice President Yemi Osibanjo and 12 others to clinch the sole ticket.

He polled 1,271 votes to emerge victorious at the end of the Special National Convention of the party on Wednesday in Abuja.

The race for the presidential flag bearer started with 23 aspirants, but nine withdrew shortly before the commencement of voting at the convention.

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