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2023: Tinubu faces battle with Atiku, Peter Obi to succeed Buhari

The former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, will fly the flag of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in next year’s general elections.

This comes after the 70-year-old secured more than half of the votes at the party’s convention to clinch the ticket on Wednesday.

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Tinubu polled a total of 1,271 votes from the 2,322 delegates at the Special Convention.

His major opponents, Rotimi Amaechi and vice president Yemi Osinbajo secured 316 and 235 votes respectively.

Tinubu will be challenged next February by Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and Labour Party’s Peter Obi, among others.

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President Muhammadu Buhari will leave office in May 2023 after two four-year terms in office.

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