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‘I Didn’t Expect To Win. I Hold No Grudges’, Tinubu Says After Winning APC Primary

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said on Wednesday that he did not ‘expect to win’ the party’s presidential primary.

Mr Tinubu also said he holds ‘no grudges’ against members of his party who worked against his candidature.

Mr Tinubu, in his victory speech after the APC presidential primary in Abuja, also thanked all the seven aspirants who stepped down for him during the primary.

He said, among other things, “I chose politics over the papers of accountancy.”

Tinubu also appealed to the President Muhammadu Buhari, for keeping him waiting since Tuesday, adding that it was necessary as he had also been kept waiting by the president at one time or the other.

But speaking after his victory, Tinubu said he had waited for the right moment to actualise his dream and serve the country in his best capacity, saying that with his emergence, the nation will begin to live to its potential.

Recall how Mr Tinubu defeated 13 other aspirants to win the primary. He secured 1,271 votes of APC delegates to emerge as the party’s flag bearer. His closest challenger, ex-minister Rotimi Amaechi scored 316 votes. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo came third in the primary with 235 votes.

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