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Tinubu’s Commitment To Democracy Won Him APC’s Presidential Ticket- Apatira

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Mojisola Lawal

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, Hon.(Dr) Ahmed Apatira, says the benevolence and commitment to democracy of the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu won him the party presidential ticket.

Apatira who is also the Executive Chairman of Itire-Ikate LCDA, described the former Lagos State Governor as a dedicated party man, a leader of leaders and a committed democrat whose large heart has produced countless number of leaders.

He made the remark while reacting to the resounding victory recorded by Asiwaju Tinubu at the just concluded presidential primaries of the party held in Abuja on Wednesday.

Tinubu defeated 13 other aspirants, including Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, to clinch the party’s ticket for the 2023 presidential election.

He said: “This is victory for democracy. It is well-deserved because Asiwaju BolaTinubu is a committed democrat and loyal party man who, over the years has nurtured many destinies politically.

The victory recorded by the national leader of the party is not a day job. It is a reflection of years of commitment to democracy, the party and importantly, large-heartedness to the electorates and indeed Nigerians.

“Asiwaju Tinubu represents is a breath of fresh air in Nigeria’s political landscape.

The degree of doggedness and resilience invested in the race for the coveted party ticket leaves me with no doubt that you are resolved and determined to steer the ship of our near nation to greatness.

I can’t help concluding that your victory was a well-deserved yet hard-earned one. You set out early enough on your ambition and diligently executed your well-mapped-out plan with God leading your steps. By this victory, you have taught us to politically project into the future; identify our wants, and set out to achieve them early enough.

“As a patriot, politician and leader, you have contributed so much to the advancement of our nation’s democracy and nurtured many individuals to greatness, I remain confident that you shall leave no stone unturned in bringing unity to the party and giving every region of the country a sense of belonging regardless of their disposition to your aspiration as we look forward to the 2023 general elections.

And I am absolutely confident that security and other challenges would be a thing of the past when he assume office as the next president of the country.”

Hon Ahmed Olanrewaju Apatira at the special convention venue at Eagle Square, Abuja

While congratulating the teeming supporters and delegates who made the victory possible, he said, “Asiwaju Tinubu is a unifier; a builder of bridges who is ready to take the country to an enviable height. On behalf of all Progressives, I appreciate all our supporters and delegates who worked assiduously to make the day fulfilling and victorious”

The former governor of Lagos state and the flagbearer of the ruling party would be facing the candidate of the main opposition party, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in the 2023 general elections.

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