By Nifemi Babasanmi
The speaker of the Lagos state house of representatives Mudashiru Obasa has congratulated the APC presidential flag bearer and the APC National Leader Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his victory while also appealing for more support.
He said this yesterday through his media office, while appreciating the delegates for their roles in Tinubu’s victory, after the landslide winning of Tinubu with 1,271 votes.
It would be recalled that Asiwaju clinched the party’s ticket after polling 1,271 votes to beat Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, who scored 235, President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, who had 152 votes, and Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who had 316 votes in the election while some aspirants including Governor Kayode Fayemi, Governor Abubakar Badaru, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Prof. Ajayi Boroffice, former Speaker Dimeji Bankole and others stepping down for the former governor of Lagos.
Obasa, noted that the primary election had every feature of seriousness in a democratic setting, described the outcome of as well-deserved for Tinubu.
He further stated that the election was free and fair, while also commending other aspirants in the exercise “for putting in a good fight.”
In his words; “I specially commend all those who took the last-minute decision to relinquish their aspiration in support of Tinubu, the father of modern Lagos. The outcome of this primary election is the result of hard work and the support of critical stakeholders across the length and breadth of this country who love Asiwaju. It is interesting and exciting how the exercise, which held under a peaceful atmosphere, ended.”
Obasa, furthermore urged all APC delegates and party supporters to continue to support Asiwaju as they enter the next stage of the 2023 general election, adding that this victory is not for Tinubu alone but is also the great party’s victory and also a victory for great Nigerians who believe in a greater Nigeria.