APC presidential primaries: Akinnola congratulates Tinubu

Richard Akinnola, a top campaigner for Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has congratulated Mr Bola Tinubu on his “anticipated victory” in the APC presidential primaries (APC).

In a statement on his Facebook page on Wednesday, Akinnola, a lawyer and journalist, expressed his best wishes to the APC boss.

The congratulatory message arrives during the sorting of ballots cast by party delegates during the primary, which began on Tuesday and ended on Wednesday.

At the time of filing this report, the winner of the APC presidential ticket fight had not been announced, but data gathered so far indicated that Tinubu, a former Lagos State governor, had grabbed the lead.

Despite the former governor’s certain triumph, Akinnola said he was proud to have backed the Vice President in his effort to become the APC’s presidential flagbearer.

“Congratulations, Asiwaju Tinubu, the presumed winner of the primaries,” he said in the statement. “In any contest, there must be a winner.

“However, I’m very proud of my choice of support in the person of Professor Yemi Osinbajo. I have no iota of regret over my support for him. It was a privilege to play a pivotal role for him during the process. I would gladly do it over and over again.”

“It’s a matter of conviction, and for all our supporters and other volunteers who worked assiduously, day and night on the PYO project, God bless you all. I’m so proud of all of you,” he said. “As l often say, God rules in the affairs of men, and He has a purpose for what just happened.

“Understandably, many of you are dispirited and downcast but do not let your heart be troubled. There must be a reason God allowed this. It may not be manifest to us now but later as He is all-knowing. I’m unfazed, unbowed, and very proud of PYO.”

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