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Osinbajo departs Eagle Square as Tinubu in lead to clinch APC Presidential Ticket


Vice President Yemi Osinbajo left Eagles Square the venue of the presidential primary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) early Wednesday morning as it became increasingly clear that his dream of succeeding his boss as Nigeria’s next president may have come to naught.

Osinbajo was rated alongside former Lagos governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as the frontrunner among the 23 contenders for the 2023 presidential ticket of APC.

But events at Eagle Square suggested that he may not stand a chance against the man who first brought him to limelight by appointing him as Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice in Lagos.

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Tinubu also nominated him as the Vice President to President Muhammadu Buhari following the victory of APC in 2015.

Indeed, Osinbajo was booed as a betrayer for contesting against his former boss and benefactor on arrival at the Eagle Square on Tuesday evening.

Things got worse for Osinbajo when his former boss was endorsed by two former governors, Godswill Akpabio and Ibikunle Amosun, a sitting governors, Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti and Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa, a former House of Representatives Speaker, Dimeji Bankole and the only female aspirant, Uju Ohaneye joining the bandwagon.

Collation of votes has ended and the results are cuirrently being announced, with Tinubu in clear lead, Osinbajo in second position and Amaechi coming third. CONTINUE READING….

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