By Emmanuel Nduka
Uju-Ken Ohanenye, the only female Presidential aspirant of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and six other aspirants on Tuesday withdrew from the 2023 presidential race to throw their weight behind Bola Tinubu.
Former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, was the first to announce his withdrawal, followed by Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State and former Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun.
“I would have talked about my plans for security, economy and infrastructure, but I won’t do that. I want to work with Bola Ahmed Tinubu. I hereby duff my hat and step down for his candidacy,” Akpabio said.
“I am a young man and I still have a long way to go. I am ready to sacrifice my Presidential ambition for him,” Fayemi stated while also withdrawing for Tinubu.
Others were Jigawa Governor Badaru Abubakar, former Speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole and Ajayi Boroface.