Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, the Chief Whip of the Senate, on Wednesday afternoon congratulated Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), after his victory at the presidential primaries of the ruling party.
Newsbreak had reported that the former Lagos State Governor emerged as the APC’s Presidential candidate with 1,271 votes at the party’s special convention at the Eagle Square, Abuja on Wednesday.
Runner-up, former Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi scored 316 votes and second runner-up, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo received 235 votes.
Senate President, Ahmed Lawan scored 152 votes, Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello scored 47 votes, and Cross River State Gover, Ben Ayade scored 37 votes.
Reacting, Kalu, who is a supporter of Lawan, said: “To all the aspirants who participated in the concluded All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary election especially my dear friend and the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan , I congratulate you for the good and wonderful outing .
“Everyone did enough campaign needed to win the Primary election but it is only one candidate that will represent the party in the general election.
“To my friend and colleague, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who has been elected as our party’s presidential flag bearer, big congratulations to you. The APC won .
“As a faithful party man, I also congratulate the party for its victory and I encourage all other aspirants to accept this victory in the spirit of sportsmanship.
“We owe the party an open mind and total support .
“Most importantly, I hope this win brings a deeper reflection about South East and North East in the affairs of the nation .
“May God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”