Senate President Ahmad Lawan says the emergence of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress the party will win the 2023 presidential election.
Tinubu won the APC presidential ticket at the just concluded primary in Abuja, polling 1,271 votes to defeat 13 other aspirants, including Lawan, who got only 152 votes.
The Senate President, in congratulatory letter to the APC flagbearer, said the results of the primary election were clear evidence that Tinubu was the popular choice of the party members.
According to him, “The outcome of the election process has shown that Your Excellency is the popular choice of our party for that assignment.
“I do not have an iota of doubt in the wisdom of that decision by our Party’s delegates from across the country.
“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.
“It is on this note that I heartily congratulate you on your well-deserved victory at the primary.
“I have no doubt that with your credentials, experience, antecedents and political sagacity, our great party will go into the 2023 contest confident of victory.
“As a loyal party member, I remain committed to the party at all times and will always be available to work for its success.
“Once again, I congratulate Your Excellency on your well-deserved nomination as the standard bearer of our party and, insha Allah, next President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”