Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has congratulated Bola Tinubu, former Lagos governor, on winning the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Tinubu was declared winner of the APC primary on Wednesday, after he polled 1,271 votes to defeat 13 other presidential hopefuls.
In a statement issued on Thursday, Osinbajo urged party members to support Tinubu, adding that the latter’s experience will contribute positively to Nigeria’s prosperity.
“I congratulate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his victory at our party primaries and his emergence as the Presidential Candidate and Flagbearer of our great party, the APC for the forthcoming 2023 Presidential Elections,” the statement reads.
“I also congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari and all leaders of the APC for a successful Special Convention and Presidential Primary.
“For many decades, our Flagbearer has shown passion, patriotism, courage and determination in the cause of nation-building. His sterling contributions to our democracy and its progress stand him out. His wealth of experience will certainly be critical in our party’s continued efforts to attain a more secure and prosperous Nigeria.
“To all members of our great party, regardless of who you voted for at the primaries, we must now unite behind our Presidential Candidate and Flagbearer to ensure victory for our party in the 2023 elections.
“As true progressives, we must remain strong and united in pursuing our collective vision as a party toward building a country that can provide a decent life and livelihoods for all our people.”