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Osinbajo, Amaechi yet to congratulate Tinubu after winning APC presidential ticket

The All Progressives Congress, APC, had on Wednesday announced the national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu as the winner of the primary conducted to pick the party’s presidential candidate.

Tinubu who won the primary with over 1,000 votes defeated immediate former minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to become the APC flag bearer in the 2023 elections.

While other aspirants have congratulated Tinubu, Checks by this medium revealed that the duo haven’t issued a public statement or social media post to acknowledge the victory of the APC leader.

The President of the Senate and one of the aspirants, Ahmad Lawan, in a letter he signed congratulated Tinubu for his victory.

Lawan praised Tinubu for the ‘courage he demonstrates in fighting for the entrenchment of democracy in Nigeria’

He said, “Your glittering track record of public service, foresight and grit in party building and administration, as well as the courage you continue to demonstrate in fighting for the entrenchment of democracy in Nigeria make you worthy of the high esteem and trust of our party members everywhere in Nigeria as exhibited at the National Convention.”

Lawan’s counterpart in the House of Representatives and Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila also commended Mr Tinubu for his “doggedness, determination, resilience and tenacity in pursuing his ambition without indulging in any activity that would affect other aspirants and the image of the party.

He said, “This is a victory for APC, a victory for its members and indeed a victory for Nigeria and its democracy.”

Also, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar tweeted on Wednesday, “Congratulations, Bola Tinubu, on your emergence as your party’s presidential candidate.

“It has been a hard-fought contest, but that you prevailed confirms your tenacity.”

The National Chairman of APC, Abdullahi Adamu, and the Governor of Kano, Ganduje have also sent their heartwarming message to the party’s candidate, Tinubu.

However, Richard Akinola has hailed the former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu, on his victory at the poll.

Richard, a top campaigner of the Yemi Osinbajo Campaign Organisation posted on his Facebook page on Wednesday morning, “Congratulations, Asiwaju Tinubu, the presumed winner of the primaries. In any contest, there must be a winner. However, I’m very proud of my choice of support in the person of Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

“I have no iota of regret over my support for him. It was a privilege to play a pivotal role for him during the process.

“I would gladly do it over and over again. It’s a matter of conviction. And for all our supporters and other volunteers who worked assiduously, day and night on the PYO project, God bless you all.”

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