By Enyichukwu Enemanna
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has finally congratulated Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his emergence as the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections.
This is coming barely 24 hours after Tinubu was declared winner at the special convention of the party which took place in Abuja.
Osinbajo, believed to be Tinubu’s political godson also participated in the primary election where he came a distant third position with 235 votes.
In a congratulatory letter he personally endorsed in Abuja on Thursday, Osinbajo extolled the contributions of the former Lagos governor in Nigeria’s democratic journey, saying they stand him out.
He therefore urged all members of the party to unite and offer the needed support to Tinubu to ensure the victory of the party at the polls in 2023.
He said, “I congratulate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his victory at our party primaries and his emergence as the Presidential Candidate and Flagbearer of our great party, the APC for the forthcoming 2023 Presidential Elections.
“I also congratulate President Muhammadu Buhari and all leaders of the APC for a successful Special Convention and Presidential Primary.
“For many decades, our Flagbearer has shown passion, patriotism, courage and determination in the cause of nation-building. His sterling contributions to our democracy and its progress stand him out. His wealth of experience will certainly be critical in our party’s continued efforts to attain a more secure and prosperous Nigeria.
“To all members of our great party, regardless of who you voted for at the primaries, we must now unite behind our Presidential Candidate and Flagbearer to ensure victory for our party in the 2023 elections.”