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2023 Presidency: Lawan, Omo-Agege congratulate Tinubu

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The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege have congratulated Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on his emergence as Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has reassured the party of winning the 2023 presidential poll.

In a separate letter of congratulations that he personally signed on Wednesday in Abuja, Lawan said that outcome of the election process had shown that Tinubu was the popular choice of his party.

The letter reads: “The Presidential Primary of our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), for the 2023 general election has come and gone.

“I am elated and proud that the Presidential primary was manifestly free and fair, and conducted within our APC family under a most convivial atmosphere.

“The success of the event demonstrates the capacity of our great party to run its internal affairs smoothly and devoid of rancour.

“As Your Excellency is aware, I offered myself alongside your good self and other patriotic members of the party to fly its highly coveted flag in the 2023 presidential election,” he said.

He said that he did so in the belief that he had the knowledge base, ideas, experience and desire to provide leadership for our dear country at these most trying times.

“However, the outcome of the election process has shown that Your Excellency is the popular choice of our party for that assignment.

“I do not have an iota of doubt in the wisdom of that decision by our party’s delegates from across the country.

“I have no doubt that with your credentials, experience, antecedents and political sagacity, our great party will go into the 2023 contest confident of victory,” Lawan said.

On his part, Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege has also congratulated the former governor of Lagos State on his emergence as the APC candidate,

Omo-Agege, the standard-bearer of APC in the 2023 governorship election in Delta State, expressed optimism that Tinibu would emerge victorious in next year’s presidential election.

“Not everyone gave APC a chance to conduct a free, fair, credible presidential primary. With the undercurrents in the buildup, some had predicted that our great party would go into extinction after this Convention.

“But with the transparent process that saw the emergence of Asiwaju Tinubu as our party standard-bearer, I am confident more than ever before that this is the beginning of even greater tidings for our party.

“We proved our critics wrong. We have shown that with unity of purpose, the sky is our starting point,” he said.

The Deputy Senate President called on Nigerians to support Tinubu and other APC candidates at all levels in the forthcoming polls.

NAN/Vanguard

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