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APC Primary: Osinbajo walks out of venue as Tinubu coasts to victory

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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has departed the venue of the presidential primary of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abuja.

Mr Osinbajo left the event while the counting of votes by national delegates was still ongoing.

DAILY NIGERIAN reports that Bola Tinubu is leading in the exercise after clinching the majority votes in all the 10 boxes sorted so far.

He is trailed by former Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

While Mr Amaechi has obtained 143 votes, Mr Osinbajo polled 103 so far.

The winner is expected to be declared in a few hours.

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Fourteen aspirants are in the race but nine had earlier withdrawn from the race, including Uju Kennedy-Ohnenye, Dr Felix Nicholas, former Gov. Godswill Akpabio, former Gov. Ibikunle Amosun, former Speaker Dimeji Bankole, Sen. Ajayi Boroffice, Gov. Muhammad Badaru, Sen. Ken Nnamani and Gov. Kayode Fayemi.

A total of 2,260 delegates of the All Progressives Congress voted at the ongoing party’s Presidential Primary at Eagle Square, Abuja.

The total rundown of states and their respective accredited delegates are as follows:

Abia – 50; Adamawa- 62; Anambra- 63; Bayelsa- 24; Bauchi- 55; Benue- 64; Borno- 81; Cross River- 54; Delta- 73; Enugu- 51; Ekiti- 48; Edo- 54; Ebonyi- 38; FCT- 80.

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Others are Gombe- 33; Imo- 81; Jigawa- 81; Lagos- 60; Plateau- 51; Katsina- 102; Kebbi- 63; Kwara- 48; Kogi- 63; Kaduna- 61; Kano- 126; Nasarawa- 39; Niger- 75; Ondo- 54; Ogun- 60; Oyo- 99; Osun- 90; Rivers- 69; Sokoto- 69; Taraba- 46; Yobe- 51 and Zamfara- 42.

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